• Room 202
  • rent
  • Room 321
  • Aztec Annie
  • Crowds
  • married people
  • anonymous
  • walkabout
  • Swedish Picnic 1970
  • Paris
  • seven
  • red
  • ben
  • I prefer Oranges Myself
  • Steve
  • Changing
  • Cool Guys
  • Runner
  • Alone
  • Cleaning the Sea
  • the breakup
  • Cress
  • The Women
  • Ritual
  • The Pool

 Carl Gopal Solo

1991

Carl Gopal – Solo was my first solo exhibition in 1991 at the Bridge Gallery in Northbridge,Western Australia. It happened quite by accident with the support of a small gallery that was showing all the odd stuff inPerth. A scary and enlightening experience and I haven't looked back. It's been 20 years since and although this work reflects where I was at the time and the era, it holds a special place for me. 
Thematically, the subjects were very personal created from 1987 to 90, including in Melbourne when I was working in the fashion industry as a textile designer in Richmond.  I lived in a small studio in South Yarra behind a converted Edwardian mansion that was in stages of recovery. The people and places from that time found their way into my art.

download full gallery text here.

Bridge Gallery Logo

1991 Guardian Express article