Guzzler is pleased to present a two-part exhibition of paintings by Grace Anderson, Hana Earles, Alethea Everard, and Evie Poggioli, four women artists based in Melbourne. Born in the early 1990s, Anderson, Earles, Everard, and Poggioli have emerged as key proponents of the so-called slacker art style associated with local spaces Punk Café, Suicidal Oil Piglet, and Meow. These artists belong to an aesthetic milieu that prizes the deskilled and the degraded; ranging across abstraction and figuration, their work references such things as café décor and street art, sex work and teen girl subculture. This exhibition makes visible a network of similarities and resonances between the artists, but it also foregrounds the formal, material, and iconographic specificity of their practices. It invites the viewer to contemplate the distance between Everard’s spray-painted, autographic board; Anderson’s surrealist painting of a bunny; the subtle, mirror-like effects of Poggioli’s black acrylic; and Earles’ depiction of her father’s tie as an abstraction of alternating diagonals. Comprising eleven paintings produced between 2015 and 2020, and accompanied by a publication featuring interviews with the contributors, Recent Tendencies in Women’s Painting, Melbourne shows Anderson, Earles, Everard, and Poggioli to be involved in a significant regional dialogue.