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Title

Study for 'Lapsed shadows re-cycled to a capable coast'


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

'[It was] done with the idea of the Sunshine Coast, where I used to spend the summer holidays ... I wanted to show how threatening forms can be really quite beautiful ... It's one of those paintings that I did when I was very interested in negative shapes in black and contrasting them with positive, three-dimensional shapes, forms, organic forms ... a feature of a number of works', James Gleeson 17 August 2002.

This drawing is typical of late drawings in which Gleeson uses collage more frequently. He generally begins drawing in charcoal, adding collage subsequently, which he selects from a large collection of random organic and mechanical forms, photocopied or cut from various sources. The identity of the elements he selects is irrelevant to his purpose; they are chosen for their shape and texture alone.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 91.


Details


Date

1988


Media categories

Drawing , Collage


Materials used

charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper


Dimensions

38.0 x 51.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., black ink "Gleeson 21.3.88".


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

131.1991


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Pamela Bell, Imprint, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', pg. 4-5, Melbourne, Winter 2003, 4 (illus.), 5. Review of exhibition held at the AGNSW.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 90 (colour illus.), 91. cat.no. 38