TONEE MESSIAH
MATEY, FITZROY & ALFRED
29 MAR – 14 APR 2007

TONEE MESSIAH
Canopy 2007
ink, gouache, watercolour, coloured pencil on paper
76 × 57 cm      

TONEE MESSIAH
Alfred Keeps His Nose Out Of It 2007
charcoal, ink, acrylic, gouache watercolour, crayon on paper
76 × 57 cm

 

TONEE MESSIAH
Carry Me 2007
watercolour, pastel, coloured pencil on paper
76 × 57 cm 

TONEE MESSIAH
Fitzroy Holds It Together 2007
ink, gouache, coloured pencil on paper
 76 × 57 cm 

TONEE MESSIAH
Its You 2007
charcoal, watercolour, coloured pencil on paper
76 × 57 cm    


TONEE MESSIAH
Keep Your Chin Up, Arms Out 2007
ink, acrylic, gouache, watercolour on paper
76 × 57 cm    

TONEE MESSIAH
Get Outavit 2007
ink, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, coloured pencil on paper
76 × 57 cm   

TONEE MESSIAH
Haemorrhaging 2007
charcoal, watercolour, pastel on paper
76 × 57 cm

TONEE MESSIAH
Matey’s Sore Tonsils 2007
ink, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, crayon on paper
76 × 57 cm 

TONEE MESSIAH
On The Straight And Narrow 2007
ink, pencil on paper
76 × 57 cm    


Matey, Fitzroy and Alfred are the names of childhood teddy bears that belong to three brothers, each seven years apart. This body of work is a look-in to the enigmatic exchange between these brothers and the individual toil of each to live along side and against the other. Observing the communication between them I had the privilege of scrutinising the subtle nuances therein - momentary fluctuation between unyielding individuality and a tapering to each others judgements.  The works I have created are studies into the physical manifestation of these observations.
The bears today, almost as old as their owners, sit quietly on display in each brother’s house.  
–Tonee Messiah