Art and music are not unfamiliar bedfellows. When these two creative forces unite the results can resonate beyond expectation. Such is the case with One and Only, a collaboration between Sydney artist Todd Fuller and emerging lady of soul, Abby Smith. In January 2012, Fuller’s trademark charcoal was carved across the white walls of Back to Back Galleries in response to the lilting chords and velveteen vocals of Smith’s beautifully melancholy ballad. Each step of the illustration was photographed and compiled, resulting in Fuller’s latest film and Smith’s debut film clip, depicting a woman who struggles to connect with her own heart. Rather than the visuals supporting the song, as is the status quo of film clips, Smith and Fuller’s individual practices converge to create one raw, poignant work. To celebrate this unique audio-visual union, Brenda May Gallery is hosting a free public opening on the 23rd of June from 4-6pm. In the spirit of live performance, Smith will present her captivating brand of blues, soul and cheeky pop as Fuller reincarnates the female character of One and Only, live on the crisp walls of Brenda May Gallery.
Jun 23, 4pm, Brenda May Gallery, Free, 2 Dank Street, Waterloo, 9318 1122, brendamaygallery.com