Pat Larter produced audio tapes and films of performance work from the 1960s onwards, sometimes with her husband Richard. In the mid-1970s she started the performance group known as Mahouly Utzon Ragaistic Band. In the 1990s she began painting abstract works and making mixed-media works using low-tech laser prints, photographic transfers, often from magazines, paired with colourful abstracted backgrounds such as in 'Untitled' and 'Pat's anger'. 'Pat's anger' consists of a series of portraits of Pat making various faces of surprise or anger directly to camera. Accustomed to seeing such familiar faces in Richard's work, in this work Pat has reclaimed her own image.
acrylic and mixed media on board
92.0 x 60.5 cm; 93.8 x 62.8 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. corner, verso, black marker "Jan 1994 Pat Larter"
Gift of Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
© Estate of Pat Larter
Shown in 1 exhibition
Frank's flat, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, 27 May 2011–17 Jul 2011
Referenced in 2 publications
Richard Larter, Canberra, 2008, 98 (colour illus.). as "For Frank (Jan)". Incorrectly reversed in publication
Frank’s flat: A selection from Frank Watters collection, Maitland, 2011, 20 (illus.), 29. cat.no. 116