Arthur Wicks: ahead of 'The Field'

Leonard Janiszewski (Other), Rhonda Davis (Other), Kate Hargraves (Other)

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Abstract

A Macquarie University Art Gallery exhibition held between 13 September – 9 October 2013. The exhibition examines the work of artist Arthur Wicks who was producing experimental pieces of hard-edge abstraction, shaped canvases and colour field paintings at least two years ahead of the legendary 1968 exhibition 'The Field'.

A key proponent of colour field painting in Australia, Arthur Wicks produced a vast reservoir of paintings, sculptures and screen prints as relational to the socio-political landscape of 60s Australia amidst the technological globalised age fraught with destabilisation and warfare. The combination of hard-edge abstraction with mechanical reproduction, Wicks produced a unique visual language which reflected the new aesthetics and politics of the time. these works have now been unearthed and revived, and are exhibited for the first time in over 40 years.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMacquarie University Art Gallery
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Colour Field Painting
Aesthetics
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Warfare
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Keywords

  • Fine art
  • Australian art
  • Arthur Wicks
  • hard-edge abstraction
  • colour field
  • shaped canvases
  • screen printing
  • Exhibition
  • Curation
  • 1960s Australian Art

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Janiszewski, L. (Other), Davis, R. (Other), & Hargraves, K. (Other). (2013). Arthur Wicks: ahead of 'The Field'. Exhibition, Macquarie University Art Gallery.
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Janiszewski L (Other), Davis R (Other), Hargraves K (Other). Arthur Wicks: ahead of 'The Field' Macquarie University Art Gallery. 2013.