Sundial

Gretchen Albrecht, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1980.
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About the Work
Three aspects draw me to this piece: the title, the colours and the stories behind Gretchen Albrecht’s artistic achievements. On first impression the art piece looks like a simplified version of a yacht, but no! It’s a representation of that age-old piece of technology - a sundial. It’s the happiest sundial I have ever seen, and if it was to become 3 dimensional, could nestle into my garden with ease.
Lesley Stead of Paige’s Book Gallery for the Oct 2019 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.

'Gretchen Albrecht has abandoned the freely flowing washes of colour that have distinguished her work for almost a decade. Instead, the major forms in the new paintings have a strong geometric basis, with the circle, or segments of it, being the dominating shape followed by narrow, pointed triangles. As in her early work, the colour is again opaque: but applied with greater control and finesse - skills acquired from mastering the liquid washes in the works that came in between. If the colours are now denser, and therefore speak of different qualities, they still retain their chromatic brightness even if their range differs.'
- Gordon H. Brown, http://www.art-newzealand.com/Issues11to20/exhibitions19ak.htm
Measurements
Image: 700 x 570mm
Media
screenprint on paper
Description
Multi-coloured print with a triangular form in half yellow and half pink with blue background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1982.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
08 Mar 1982

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Accession Number:
1982/12/1