Canvas Relief-Accord, Two

Don Peebles, Artist

This is one of the assemblages in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1989.
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About the Work
" 'Canvas Relief – Accord, Two' is a small but exquisite example of the work of the late Don Peebles who was well known for his organic rhythmically folded constructions utilising unstretched canvases which often hang like lifelike gills or membranes."
- Raewyne Johnson, ‘My Choice’ January 2023

Don Peebles produced a number of paintings that utilize the canvas in non-traditional ways. Instead of stretching the canvas across a wooden stretcher, he created three-dimensional forms by cutting and sewing vertical strips of painted canvas that hang outwards from the wall, creating an organic form rather like a membrane or gills. When the work is hung, the canvas ‘gills’ settle into flowing repetitive patterns, creating a sense of movement and flow across the work and outwards towards the viewer.
- Jennifer Taylor Moore, Curator of Collections for exhibition 'Beyond the Frame', 2018
389 x 560mm
acrylic on canvas construction and plywood
Layers and folds of unstretched canvas creating waves of painted fabric on board.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Jenny Gibbs, 1998.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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