At the Door, 2020 (left) is a photopolymer gravure etching with screen-printed elements, made with master printer Trent Walter at Negative Press, Melbourne. On the work, Harris says: She stands as avatar, at the threshold of a possible deep cosmic dimension, wanting for meaning. Yet the space is disturbed by a vertical pictorial stutter, throwing some doubt upon the seamlessness of this vision, the question of life.
Peaks, 2020 (right) is a photopolymer gravure etching, individually hand coloured, made with master printer John Loane at Viridian Press, Benalla, Victoria. On the work, Harris says: As in a dream, floating above a landscape, disparate elements form themselves into a large head. This emerging physiognomy might depict a developing consciousness, one in relation to a terrain that, in waking reality, must inevitably be traversed.
Each work is:
Image size 47.5 x 36 cm
Paper size 68 x 54 cm, unframed.
The prints are available for purchase for $1200 each, unframed.
Gertrude is delighted to announce the 2020 Gertrude Edition, contributed by New Zealand -born, Melbourne- based artist Brent Harris.
Brent Harris was one of the first studio artists in the Gertrude Studio Program, from 1987 – 1989, and has since forged a significant career spanning three decades, methodically evolving a practice of unique distinction. Harris has gained renown for both shifting and revisiting his artistic language with prescient surety. Working principally in painting and printmaking, Harris has defined an artistic practice of idiosyncratic aesthetic trajectory that is distinct in its progression and capacity for historical reflection, combining motifs and symbolism relating to religion and mythology in his distinctive, graphically bold, yet nuanced style.
For the 2020 Gertrude Edition, the artist has worked with two master printmakers to produce two new works, each available in a limited edition of 25.
Gertrude has worked with United Measures to develop an artist-approved framing option which is available at additional cost of $300. This framing method will present the work floated with a matt black finish frame with UV non-reflective glass (approximate dimensions 70 x 56 x 2.5 cm).
To secure your edition or editions, please contact Tracy Burgess - email@example.com