Goulburn Regional Art Gallery


Janet Dawson - a personal view

25 October - 17 November 2012

Passion and art are synonymous. Such is the case with collector Silvana Corsaro. Her love for the work of Janet Dawson has resulted in this fine collection emphasising the artist’s later works. Janet Dawson acquired historical importance in Australia in the 1960s pioneering the international style of colourfield painting.
As one of only three women painters in the seminal The Field exhibition 1968, her understanding of tonal qualities has not faltered. This collection of works over the last 10 years show her return to figuration, something that was always present in even her more abstract work. These works reflect her environment at Binalong where she lives with her husband, Michael Boddy. Her observation remains just as keen as she walks her dog Bonnie in the crisp early morning, the sun rising to reveal mists not yet dispersed.
Janet Dawson’s happy positing between abstract and figuration, light and tone present her as one of Australia’s major artists.

Janet Dawson is represented by Stella Downer Fine Art

Janet Dawson First light after rain 3, 2011 pastel on Fabriano paper, 25 x 35 cm



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