Janet Dawson: a personal view
Friday 26 October 2012
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for the opening of 'Janet Dawson: a personal view' to be launched by Deborah Clark, Curator, Visual Arts, Canberra Museum + Gallery • Nolan Collection.
As one of only three women painters in the seminal The Field exhibition 1968, Janet Dawson’s 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.
Dawson’s happy positing between abstract and figuration, light and tone present her as one of Australia’s major artists.
Image: Janet Dawson, First light after rain 6, 2011, Pastel on Fabrino paper, 28 x 38cm