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BEYOND THE VEIL CURATED BY ADAM KNIGHT

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE EVELYN PULTARA GABRIELLA POSSUM NUNGURRAYI GAYLA PWERLE POLLY NGALE THE WOMEN’S COLLABORATIVE

Opening Reception:
 May 16, 6–8pm 
 Exhibition: May 16 – July 8, 2018


Olsen Gruin is pleased to present Beyond the Veil, a group exhibition of Central Desert Paintings curated by the President of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia, Adam Knight. The anticipated show features select works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Evelyn Pultara, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Gayla Pwerle, Polly Ngale, and the Women’s Collaborative comprising Beverly Cameron; Kathy Marinkga, Imitjala Curley, and Tjangili George, and will be on view from May 16 – July 8, 2018. Beyond the Veil celebrates the divine use of dots by Australian Aboriginal artists. It honors the unique method of layering and the shimmering presence of dots throughout the whole of each canvas by the true inventors of this now praised artistic style. As Aboriginal art further secures its place as a significant movement in the international art world, it is undeniable that non-indigenous artists from around the globe will find inspiration within these prized works. It is widely accepted that Australian Aboriginals have the oldest continuous culture on the planet. The rise of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art was described by art critic and writer Robert Hughes, as “the last great art movement of the twentieth century.” Whilst the works are considered contemporary, they are derived from a cultural awareness and sacred knowledge that remains preserved by artists such as those exhibited here. Beyond the Veil aims to remind viewers of the cultural narrative that celebrates the presence of the dot and acknowledges the genius of its use by its originators: the artists from Australia’s first people.

For further information please contact the gallery at info@olsengruin.com or at +1.646.525.6213. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.


Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi Grandmothers Country, 2017 Synthetic Polymer Paints on Belgium Linen 67 x 60 " (170.2 x 152.4 cm) 50247 $7,000


Emily Kame Kngwarreye Untitled, 1993 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 23.6 x 35 " (59.9 x 88.9 cm) 54468 $27,000


Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin Antara, 2016 Synthetic Polymer Paints on Linen 78.5 x 58.5 " (199.4 x 148.6 cm) 50143 $9,200


Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi Grandmothers Country (5), 2017 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 54.6 x 31.3 " (138.7 x 79.5 cm) 54477 $4,200


Womens Collaborative Ngayuku Ngura - My Country, 2016 Synthetic Polymer Paints on Linen 77.5 x 59.5 " (196.9 x 151.1 cm) 50144 $9,800


Gayla Pwerle Bush Tomato, 2015 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 73.2 x 47.2 " (185.9 x 119.9 cm) 54471 $7,000


Emily Kame Kngwarreye Untitled, 1991 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 58.8 x 35.2 " (149.4 x 89.4 cm) 54467 $49,000


Polly Ngale Bush Plum, 2015 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 89 x 56.5 " (226.1 x 143.5 cm) 54486 $10,000


Evelyn Pultara Bush Yam, 2015 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 35.8 x 48.4 " (90.9 x 122.9 cm) 54469 $5,000


Emily Kame Kngwarreye Wild Flower Dreaming, 1994 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian canvas 13.8 x 17.9 " (35.1 x 45.5 cm) 54470 $6,000


Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi Grandmothers Country (4), 2017 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 62.8 x 36 " (159.5 x 91.4 cm) 54476 $4,800


Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi Grandmothers Country (3), 2017 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 58 x 47 " (147.3 x 119.4 cm) 54475 $5,500


Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi Grandmothers Country (9), 2015 Synthetic polymer paints on Belgian linen 59 x 36 " (149.9 x 91.4 cm) 54481 $4,800


Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi Grandmothers Country (2), 2017 Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen 81.9 x 42.1 " (208 x 106.9 cm) 54474 $7,700


Preview — Beyond The Veil curated by Adam Knight, 2018  
Preview — Beyond The Veil curated by Adam Knight, 2018