On one level, the works of Janet Dawson and Merrick Fry couldn't be more different; one friend lives in the country, the other in the city but on another, they are both dealing with the found materials of their Everyday and finding renewed beauty in what others might dismiss. Janet exquisitely draws out the beauty of a dead hare, a beetroot or a scattering of apples. Merrick's domestic-scale sculptures are constructed from the disowned or vintage glass and plastic ware discarded by our consumer-driven society.Work by Janet Dawson and Merrick Fry is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Merrick Fry also has a current installation in the SMART Research Building at the University of Wollongong and is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Not Everyday Art
Greetings from the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, where the director Jane Cush, Director, has just opened the exhibition "Janet Dawson with Merrick Fry - Their Everyday". The exhibition is on until 7 March 2015.