Lilly Chorny, Moving Through Night, 2010. Oil on linen, 76x102 cm.
Lilly Chorny, Katagarmi Peonies, 2010. Oil on linen, 38x51 cm.
Images reproduced from Flinders Lane Gallery Website
On show, during May, at Flinders Lane Gallery, was an exhibition by Melbourne artist, Lilly Chorny. Chorny's symbolic 'garden' paintings cross traditional painting borders to engage with historic floral pattern making. The paintings are intuitively constructed via numerous layers of stencils and hand painting. The movement of the wind, or, as in the painting, Moving Through Night, 2010, the night flight cycles of blossom, pollen and insects adrift on air currents are articulated using a personalised language of patterning.
Chorny received a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT University. She has held many solo and group exhibitions both in Melbourne and London, including at Australia House. She was a finalist in the Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize and the Fleurieu Biennale. Chorny has had paintings commissioned for Australian television, theatre and feature films. Her work is in public collections including Artbank and in private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, UK, USA and Canada.