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Title

Up, outwards

1962


Artist

Carl Plate

Australia

19 Dec 1909 - 15 May 1977


About

… I was able to somehow crystallise a feeling I’d had … an abstract feeling that something exists beyond the material evidence. I felt it was possible to make visible something that was not actually there – to make visible the non visible.

Carl Plate, 1968

The title of this painting reflects the dynamic and energetic impulses central to its construction. Like a controlled explosion or the growth of a plant, 'Up, outwards' explores the forces of nature in abstract form. The painting’s broken strokes often widen into ragged, fractured planes which exist in a state of both balance and tension.


Details


Place where the work was made

Woronora Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1962


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on hardboard


Dimensions

122.0 x 92.0 cm board; 124.5 x 93.8 x 3.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r. corner, brown paint "Carl Plate '62".


Credit

Gift of Dr Colin and Mrs Elizabeth Laverty 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

33.2005


Artist information

Carl Plate

Works in the collection

49


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Gallery A (Melbourne), Carl Plate, South Yarra, 1964. cat.no. 8, titled 'Up, outwards'

Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia [series 3, vol. 1, no. 3], 'Exhibition commentary', Sydney, Nov 1963, 195 (illus.).

Hungry Horse Gallery, Carl Plate, Sydney, 1963, front cover (illus.). cat.no. 11, titled 'Up, outwards', 48" x 36", P.V.A. on hardboard, 200 guineas [handwritten on catalogue in AGNSW library collection].

Gay McDonald, Carl Plate, Sydney, 1987. cat.no. 33; titled 'Up and outwards'

Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'Three generations in one-man shows', Sydney, 17 Nov 1963.

Wallace Thornton., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art reviews: Hungry Horse', Sydney, 13 Nov 1963. Review of Hungry Horse Gallery exhibition.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Australian women's weekly, Sydney, 10 Jun 1964, (illus.). Photograph of artist standing in front of painting at Gallery A, South Yarra, with two visitors to the exhibition.