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Title

(Untitled - pink)

1967


Artist

John Peart

Australia

10 Dec 1945 - 30 Sep 2013


About

John Peart's first solo show at Watters Gallery, Sydney fittingly coincided with the travelling exhibition Two Decades of American Painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in July 1967. The display of propeller-like paintings suggests the influence of Kenneth Noland and Frank Stella, whose shaped canvas works Peart likely would have encountered in art publications disseminated from America.

'(Untitled - pink)' 1967 galvanises the eye with its vivacious monochromatic colour and panels that splay outward and around. Peart harnessed this perceptual dynamism in a subsequent series of paintings which were subtler in colour and format, see for example 'Cool corner II' 1968, also in the AGNSW collection. Peart's dalliance with minimalism lasted only a couple of years, after which he returned to a lyrical style of abstraction. Nonetheless, Peart's body of work during 1967-68 established a legacy in Australian painting that has rarely been paralleled in terms of boldness and innovation.


Details


Date

1967


Media category

Painting


Materials used

quadriptych: synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

305.0 x 284.0 x 3.0 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Marshall Bequest Fund 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

266.2016


Artist information

John Peart

Works in the collection

27


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Charles Nodrum Gallery, John Peart: monochrome & duochrome: 21 August - 13 September 2014, Melbourne, 2014, n.pag.. cat.no.1

Charles Nodrum Gallery, Abstraction 14, Melbourne, 2015, n.pag. (colour illus.). cat.no. 4