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"Last TILT Collectors' Sale"
2005-06-15 until 2005-07-02
TILT Contemporary Art
Thanks to the generosity of several Artists
who donated work for this fund raiser, TILT is able to present collectors
with a unique opportunity to invest in some of Australia's most collectable
contemporary artists, at affordable prices. They are also supporting the
continuation of this exciting gallery and its represented artist.
This exhibition of high quality modern and
contemporary works spans a variety of media and approaches to art. The
artists range from the early works of Jon Cattapan, one of Australia's most
collectable artists, to mid career and emerging artists represented by TILT
and other Melbourne galleries.
To see a history and sample images of the
last two and one half years of TILT shows go to www.tilt.com.au.
Included in the sale are paintings, sculpture and works on paper by: Jon
Cattapan, Daniel Moynihan, Geoffrey Ricardo, Pat Larter, Ian Rogers, Chris
Rowe, Rona Green, Man Fred, Steve Warburton, Jenny Davis, Amanda van Gils,
Anthea Williams, Luciano Prisco
Jon Cattapan is one of Australia's foremost painters and one of
Australia's most collectable artists with a strong local and overseas
following; Daniel Moynihan, painter and printmaker, is famous for his
thylacine paintings; Geoff Ricardo, painter and master printmaker; Pat
Larter (deceased) was a well known performance artist and painter; Ian
Rogers is an exciting emerging artist gaining a reputation with his
"Mechism" series of illusional abstractions; Rona Green is a talented new
media print maker; Chris Rowe is a painter with a reputation for her award
winning mixed media work; Anthea Williams, sculptor, is a winner of the New
York based Pollock-Krassner Grant and has an upcoming New York show; Man
Fred, emerging photographer, painter and new media artist. Steve Warburton
is a very exciting emerging painter whose career will be stellar; Luciano
Prisco, ex-Roar Group, is an expressive psychosocial painter. Jenny Davis is
an abstract painter and sculptor with a recent show in New York, and
upcoming residency and shows in Spain and Germany. Amanda van Gils, painter,
has recently shown in New York City, is presently participating in the
Sommerwende International Festival in Berlin and has an upcoming solo
exhibition at Rex-Livingston Art Dealer in Sydney. Amanda van Gils has been a
Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since April 2003; her work can be seen at
Curatorial Premise - MODES OF EXPRESSION:
For most of our adult lives relationship traumas can be
found just below the surface of our being. Subject to hormonal and primal
urges, we sometimes struggle to fit our social and personal expectations. A
simple outing can become a subconscious minefield as procreative urges play
out a complex social game, which flits in and out of consciousness. The more
we overcome the straight jacket of expectations, and the more we open
ourselves to the messages from the unconscious, the greater the discomfort
as we struggle to interpret human gestures and behavior.
Dealing with the impact of such forces is the subject of
some of our strongest neo-expressionist outpourings.
In Jon Cattapan's early works on view in this collection,
this anxiety, ever present in the human condition, is confronted with an
expressive force rarely encountered in the history of post-modern art.
Daniel Moynihan's Tasmanian Tiger Cello continues his expressions of the
conflict between primeval spirit and civilization. Geoffrey Ricardo's
"freedom's bargain" employs a theatre of the absurd to express the
impossibility of escaping the human condition. Pat Larter's "Peter"
struggles to accommodate the conflicting forces of decorum and desire. Rona
Green's "the Grey" evokes the ambivalence and contingency of kinship with
stunning economy. From the reactive force of Cattapan to the new urban cool
of Green, each, in their own way, advances our understanding and challenges
Amanda van Gils
Untitled (snorkling pair)
oil on canvas
$640 (price subject to variation)