Ring Her Name with Roses

Jeffrey Harris, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1977.
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Object Detail

Image: 1200 x 1638mm
oil on board
Jeffrey Harris’ Ring Her Name with Roses seems inviting at first glance but to encounter the un-nerving details of the work takes us on a journey into the artists headspace. On the work of Jeffrey Harris, curator William McAloon commented in 1999
“Apparently autobiographical, Harris’s paintings were snapshots of psychological moments. They featured alienated figures in grief-stricken relationships playing out their dramas against bleak New Zealand landscapes of the dark interiors of Harris’s imagination.”
William McAloon in 'Home and Away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection' p104, Auckland Art Gallery and David Bateman Publication 1999.
- Greg Donson, extended label text for the exhibition 'Surface Tension', Sarjeant Gallery, 2009.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1978.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
24 Nov 1978



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