- Media category
- Materials used
- charcoal on light grey/green laid paper
- 30.5 x 47.7 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson 17.12.83".
- Gift of the artist 2001
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
- Artist information
Works in the collection
'Chrysalis or parcel at back. Bay of wind - escaping mysteries. Blew him? Ulysses? out of his course. Aggressive form - lava. Lower half - potential action - bulky forms of still life yet capable of activity. The lower half is going to be a dangerous form of activity ...', Gleeson quoted in Renée Free's unpublished catalogue of James Gleeson's work.
'Study for 'Activated still life'' suggests weaponry, fuselage or other invented metallic structures. Inspired by various sources from Gleeson's subconscious, the works of the early to mid 1980s often resemble the imagery associated with science fiction.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 83.
Shown in 1 exhibition
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 82 (colour illus.), 83. cat.no. 33
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