"Untitled"

Michael Smither, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in 1974. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
Cold cutting lines, stand-off pose, paired with a juxtaposition of colours. Warm reds, yellows and bright pinks give off a contrasting opinion. I did a series of photographs with very similar set-ups as Michael Smither’s “Untitled”. It involved my little brother as the model at a stage where he appeared quite androgenous . This image bought me back to those times of learning about how versatile photography is.
- Lola Camden, a gallery assistant at NZ Glassworks, for the February 2021 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Measurements
Image 1220 x 710mm
Frame 1250 x 740 x 32mm
Media
oil on board
Description
Image of a domestic interior. A woman is seated on a red armchair that occupies the majority of the picture space. She is wearing a bright pink long sleeved top and a red short skirt, her bare legs are crossed. She is holding a yellow book open, reading it, and it is obscuring her face from the viewer. There is a wall immediately behind the armchair. A red tabletop is in the front at the bottom of the image with a white mug on it at the left.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Jenny Gibbs, 1998.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
05 Mar 1998

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Accession Number:
1998/9/8

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