John Brack: Works on Paper
30 March - 2 June 2019
John Brack's representative images defined the society of post war urban Australia through a visual commentary that incorporated irony, humour, and metaphor; all wrapped up in a sophisticated nod to art history. Through his practice Brack dealt with recurring or depersonalization and loss of individuality wrought by confined urban living, consumerism, the human condition and its effect on environment and behaviour, complexities of relationships, political struggle, religious difference and war. In this exhibition John Brack: Works on Paper Rockhampton Art Gallery draws on its nationally significant collection to present a collection of works that speak to the human condition, and the way we see and perceive the human form.
Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery
Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery
image |(detail) John BRACK (1920 - 1999) | Untitled (Woman facing left with left hand on face, Location seated on persian cushion, with persian rug and screen behind) (from John Brack Nudes. Fifteen original lithographs. Melbourne, Lyre Bird Press, 1982) 1982 | Lithograph on paper | Gift of Lynne Frolich from the estate of Gwen Frolich, 2010 | 2010.032