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Title

I hurry up to sleep, from the suite Thinking about leaving

1992


Artist

Patsy Payne

Australia

01 Feb 1955 -


About

This lithograph is from a group of nine made by the artist, in collaboration with Master Printer, Fred Genis, in 1992. In her catalogue essay for their exhibition in June that year at aGOG (Australian girls own gallery) in Canberra, Mirabel Fitzgerald describes them as ' ...a figurative representation of the psyche', with the dreamlike images suggesting confinement, oppression and a desire to escape. The image contains the figure of a female, exposed and vulnerable, contained within an oppressive architecture. As a print, it is a sophisticated and refined expression of the lithographer's art.

The print was made while the artist was living in Melbourne; Fred Genis (then based at Kenthurst, New South Wales) would send her transfer paper, which Payne would draw upon in her studio, before returning it to him. She visited Genis' studio twice for proofing, after which an edition of six impressions were made of each print in the series.


Details


Date

1992


Media category

Print


Materials used

transfer lithograph printed in black ink on white Velin Arches paper


Edition

2/6


Dimensions

65.4 x 50.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Patsy Payne 92".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2015


Location

Not on display


Accession number

108.2015


Artist information

Patsy Payne

Works in the collection

16


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney, Melbourne

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Sonia Barron, The Canberra times, 'Themes of alienation and desire to excape', pg. 25, Ainslie, 17 Jun 1992.

Mirabel Fitzgerald., Patsy Payne: thinking about leaving, 'The architecture of confinement', 1992.