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Title

New directions

2005


Artist

Helen Eager

Australia

27 Sep 1952 -


About

Helen Eager first began to use the triangle shape in 2004 and 2005 as a vehicle to express her vision of light and colour, drawing with oil pastels to work through the myriad possibilities of colour. She is interested in the relationships of shape and space both within a work and that arise between a work and its surroundings.

A number of these drawings were shown in her 'New directions' exhibition at Depot Gallery, Sydney in late 2005, as part of large-scale multi-panel compositions; while others have been displayed individually.

Eager's 'New directions' drawings of 2005 and painting 'VIF' 2010 also relate to her MCA commission 'Tango', a large-scale wall painting (2012) of bright orange equilateral triangles adjacent to the museum entrance staircase which she acknowledges as a tribute to works by Matisse and Mondrian in which 'colour and form dance together'.


Details


Date

2005


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

oil pastel on ivory wove Stonehenge paper


Dimensions

56.5 x 76.2 cm each sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner verso [part b], pencil "Helen Eager/ ...". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Christopher Hodges and Helen Eager 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

133.2014.a-d


Artist information

Helen Eager

Works in the collection

18


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • New directions, The Depot Gallery, Waterloo, 18 Oct 2005–29 Oct 2005


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Clare Temple, Foundation Newsletter #24, 'Curators' and coordinators' reports', pg. 8-11, Sydney, Jul 2014, 10.