Exposition Art Blog: March 2022

Alan Davie


 Alan Davie (1920–2014) Drawing inspiration from references ranging from Abstract Expressionism to global traditional art, Alan Davie’s eclectic oeuvre reflects his interest in Zen Buddhism, Jungian psychoanalysis, and jazz music. Davie represented Britain at the São Paulo Bienal in 1963, and retrospectives of his work were held at the Barbican Centre in 1993 and Tate St Ives in 2003. Davie was awarded a traveling scholarship from his alma mater Edinburgh College in 1941, but his plans were delayed until the end of World War II. Following his military service, he traveled to Italy in 1948, where he encountered works by Renaissance masters in Florence and Arezzo; in Venice he was introduced to Peggy Guggenheim’s preeminent collection of American modernism. Particularly influenced by Jackson Pollock’s intuitive style of painting, Davie sought to free himself from premeditated markmaking. His process was inspired by improvisational jazz and his interest in Carl Jung’s vision of a collective unconscious. Depicting archetypal symbols and recurring shapes, his work conjures primal, mystical associations.



Janet Lippincott - Abstract Artworks


 Janet Lippincott ( 1918 – 2007) was an American artist born in New York City, who lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1946 until her death.She was a part of an artistic movement called the New Mexico Modernists. Her work was abstract, and she worked in a variety of painting media and also made prints.“Abstract painting is an intellectual process. To be a modern painter and to make a truthful statement is this sum total of all I am and what I am continually striving to create. I am a painter and my feelings are all I can contribute to this world."


Geoff Dyer - Australian Landscape


 Geoff Dyer (1947 – 2020) "Geoff was a true innovator within the contemporary art scene, helping draw national attention towards the rugged beauty and rich natural assets of Tasmania through his commanding interpretations.   Geoff lived and breathed paint, constantly driven to make his mark and share his love of the landscape, in all its many forms and ambience.Geoff had a highly celebrated professional career spanning over fifty years, with countless solo exhibition nationally, as well as exhibitions in Singapore, Guangdong and New York.  His work is held in numerous important collections including the National Portrait Gallery, Artbank, the University of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). He has been hung in the New South Wales Art Gallery over twenty times as a finalist in the Archibald Prize, the Wynne Prize and Sulman Prize.  Most notably, Geoff won the Archibald Prize in 2003, with a portrait of author, conservationist and friend, Richard Flanagan. Geoff remains only the second Tasmanian to ever win the Archibald prize.
His love of Tasmania, its people and landscape will continue to resonate through the legacy of what can only be described as a momentous and critical body of work.Geoff’s significant creative achievements reflect his determination and passion as great artist. His paintings continued to increase in visual strength over the decades, ensuring that his iconic large scale works will remain an important part of Tasmania’s cultural history for years to come."(despard-gallery.com.au)