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John Kelly: Sunshine and Moonlight Accompanied by a selection of works on paper from 1962 of Moon Boy by Sidney Nolan Exhibition also includes three major photographs of John Kelly and Sidney Nolan by Michel Lawrence

Curated by Damian Smith

AU S T R A L I A N GA L L E R I E S


Dr Damian Smith, exhibition curator

on canvas is concerned.

precision and a clear facility where paint

painterly surfaces that are crafted with the utmost

Closer examination of the compositions will reveal

while advancing also Kelly’s own contemporary vision.

ambitions of a past generation of Australian artists

slight of hand. The layered image recalls the surrealist

minimalist abstraction while also delivering a complex

for they hinge on the challenge of affecting a mode of

for an artist who is predominantly a landscape painter,

‘Boy and the moon’ 1939-1940 are exceptional images

John Kelly’s painterly translations of Sidney Nolan’s

Front: John Kelly Self portrait as a parasite 2006 oil on canvas 162 x 196 cm Left: Sidney Nolan Boy and the moon (study for Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring) 1962 gold spray paint and acrylic on card 26 x 24 cm

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John Kelly: Sunshine and Moonlight

Invites you to the opening

MELBOURNE

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John Kelly & Sidney Nolan 2017  

John Kelly & Sidney Nolan 2017  

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