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Title

Study for 'Aurora sapiens'

1994


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

The first study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 1', from before 1987.

'I've always been interested, but especially in the last few years, in the mutability of shapes, and changing almost as you look at them ... This is how I think of life, as mutable, everything changed from instant to instant and forms do mutate and change', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 105.


Details


Date

1994


Media categories

Drawing , Collage


Materials used

charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper


Dimensions

37.8 x 50.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 6.2.94".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

212.2001


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

501


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 104 (colour illus.), 105. cat.no. 48