Recent acquisitions to the Art Gallery of South Australia collection.
This display features recent acquisitions to the Art Gallery of South Australia collection, including prints, drawing, photography, painting, decorative arts and artist’s books.
Ways of Seeing presents for the first time Helen Frankenthaler’s Madame Butterfly, 2000, a stunning colour woodcut printed from 46 woodblocks.
Frankenthaler was inspired to work in the woodcut medium after seeing ukiyo-e prints (‘pictures of the floating world’) while travelling in Japan. Frankenthaler transformed the possibilities of the medium by creating delicate wash affects with the assistance of the American master printer, Kenneth Tyler.
Other works in the display include artist books by Ed Ruscha, prints by Fred Williams, photographs by Andreas Gursky, Bill Henson and Tracey Moffatt, and a program of moving image works donated by Rick and Jan Frolich.
Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs