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Title

The third fall, from the portfolio The stations

1989


Artist

Brent Harris

New Zealand, Australia

04 Oct 1956 -


About

Brent Harris was born in New Zealand and has lived in Australia since 1981. A painter and printmaker, he has developed a distinctive personal visual language concerned with abstraction, and has been influenced by Colin McCahon and Barnett Newman among others.

Painting and printmaking are interconnected in Harris' work. He made his first prints in the late 1980s with master printer John Loane (Viridian Press). 'The stations' were exhibited in 2004 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. They were part of an installation of works using Christian themes and iconographies, which '… emerged out of the conviction that Western religious art has etched into our psyches an incomparably powerful iconography for dealing with the central issues of human life.' (Steven Miller, 'The Face, Brent Harris,' Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004).

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005


Details


Date

1989


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, aquatint, black ink on ivory wove paper


Edition

Bon à Tirer proof


Dimensions

31.0 x 21.3 cm platemark; 56.3 x 38.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "B H. 89".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

255.2005.10


Artist information

Brent Harris

Works in the collection

26


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Steven Miller, The face, Brent Harris, Sydney, 2004. not paginated