Amethyst

Gretchen Albrecht, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand in 2002.
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About the Work
Since the 1970s, Albrecht's work has evolved from the poured acrylic 'stained canvases' for which she first gained widespread recognition, into a pair of signature 'shaped-canvas' formats: the hemisphere (half circle) & the oval. These are shapes that Albrecht associates with particular meanings & states of mind. In the shaped-canvas paintings she has been producing since the early 1980s, resonant combinations of colour and geometry create images with a clear poetic impulse, in which references to landscape, family and the cosmos act as emotional points of departure.
http://www.gretchenalbrecht.com
Measurements
Image 570 x 760mm
Media
lithograph on paper
Description
Purpley blue oval with swirly painted effect and two narrow horizontal black rectangles, on a white background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2004
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
03 May 2004

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2004/6/7

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