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Her ensuing shows always had to have that bit more, reflective surfaces and fabrics were embedded into her picture planes, big bright jewels studded the paintwork. There was no holding back! It took a while, but eventually the human body had to enter the frame. Pat had done her share of modelling and now she turned the camera on others, fixing their images directly into the paint layer. Her models seemed to share her reverie and added their own cheeky take on the role with their boas and bits. Pat was a multi media artist long before it was a thing, she made films, mail art, dressed up, posed and performed, but it was these paintings that introduced her to the public gaze and they created quite a stir. The works in this exhibition, all come from the Larter Estate and have emerged from the store, and their plastic chrysalises, as fresh and vivid as the day they were made. We are delighted to be able to assemble such a fine group of works. They have lost none of their vitality, they are amped up, hi viz and brilliant. Pat Larter was a lovely, savvy, smart and witty woman, and when it was her time to shine, she gave it everything she had! CH

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Pat Larter, My Way  

Pat Larter My Way 31st October - 21st November, 2020 http://www.utopiaartsydney.com.au/

Pat Larter, My Way  

Pat Larter My Way 31st October - 21st November, 2020 http://www.utopiaartsydney.com.au/

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