WHEN : 1st – 26th October
WHERE : Heiser Gallery
Julie Fragar was born in Gosford, NSW in 1977. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts from the University of Sydney in 1998 and returned to the university three years later completing her Masters in Visual Arts. She is currently undertaking her Doctorate of Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.
Fragar takes her initial starting point from snapshots and disrupts the canvas to create a double reconstruction. Autobiographical subjects resonate in her work including family, friends, herself and her interests. Influenced by nineteenth century French artist, Gustave Courbet, Fragar translates his work to suit her own life and surroundings in contemporary Brisbane where she now lives. Fragar’s work often contains text and again she subverts the traditional notion of word formation, frequently grouping words together in a linear fashion.
Fragar has exhibited her work since the late 1990s, holding solo shows in Sydney and Brisbane including MEET ME AT AN ARMS LENGTH, Heiser Gallery (2010); Your Place and/or Mine, MSSR Projects, Sydney (2009); LIAR, Sarah Cottier Gallery Sydney (2008) and DADISLIKEITTOO, Griffith University College Gallery, Brisbane (2007).
Image: What is This and What is There (2013)
Text: Heiser Gallery (2013)