DAVID FRAZER : 1st – 22nd September 2016

September 1, 2016September 22, 2016

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“Slow Boat” by DAVID FRAZER. A solo exhibition of new and recent works by one of Australia’s premier contemporary printmaker.

PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY – 84 Smith St. Collingwood 3066

1ST – 22ND SEPTEMBER 2016  – Official opening with the artist on Saturday 3rd September 2- 4pm.

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Port Jackson Press is proud to present Slow Boat, a solo exhibition by the internationally acclaimed printmaker David Frazer.

David Frazer’s work embodies the Australian condition. The rustic and the regional. Henry Lawson and the suburban sprawl. Landscape as both historic icon and endangered environment and with every linocut mark it’s typically Australian.

Frazer draws upon the narrative traditions of Australian myth, poetry and song which, with his laconic humour comments on our historically isolated condition. In diacritic form he is the lone figure intricately rendered, alone, in environments, like a voyeur to an intimate moment of despair and longing. He talks about the baffling contradictions of “confused men rooted in a landscape they dream of leaving, but yet love; yearning to be somewhere more exciting… dreaming of love and home, but equally of escape.” He does this with idiosyncratic humour. Slow Boat captures the essence of Australian tongue-in-cheek melancholia, weaving stories of the antipodean landscape and the people who live within it.

In printmaking, Frazer has found the perfect medium to express his narrative insight to the Australian condition. Showcasing a wide array of techniques –linocut, lithography, etching and wood engraving—Slow Boat demonstrates the skillset that has undeniably positioned him as one of Australia’s senior international prize-winning printmakers. Recently his vision reflects greater experimentation with scale as a narrative device. Working in both large-scale and more intimate, smaller prints, Frazer utilizes size to give greater nuance and depth of feeling to his works.

The centrepiece of this stunning exhibition is his latest print, entitled Slow Boat, which is, in Frazer’s words, “my biggest yet!”. At 120 x 180 cm, this gob-smacking, linocut magnum opus is the culmination of Frazer’s sheer brilliance as a printmaker – it’s a masterpiece!

We invite you to join us at the official opening of this exhibition on Saturday 3rd September 2-4pm.

Image: Slow Boat 2016, linocut, Ed:50, image size 120 x 180cm

 

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Slow boat (study)

Slow boat (study)

David Frazer

Wood engraving

11 x 16 cm

Edition length: 35

Year of Print: 2016

$440.00 inc. GST

Slow boat

Slow boat

David Frazer

Linocut

120 x 180 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2016

$3,600.00 inc. GST

Caravan XXVII

Caravan XXVII

David Frazer

Etching - Three plate colour etching

8 x 11 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2016

$330.00 inc. GST

Caravan XXVIII

Caravan XXVIII

David Frazer

Etching - three plate colour etching

35 x 45 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2016

$660.00 inc. GST

The Text Message

The Text Message

David Frazer

Linocut

82 x 69 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2016

$1,200.00 inc. GST

Drift

Drift

David Frazer

Lithograph

45 x 65 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2015

$720.00 inc. GST

Solace

Solace

David Frazer

Linocut

36 x 33 cm

Edition length: 17

Year of Print: 2015

$660.00 inc. GST

The text message (study)

The text message (study)

David Frazer

Linocut

14 x 19.5 cm

Edition length: 36

Year of Print: 2015

$385.00 inc. GST

The deal (study)

The deal (study)

David Frazer

Linocut

14 x cm

Edition length: 30

Year of Print: 2015

$385.00 inc. GST

The Deal

The Deal

David Frazer

Linocut

98 x 69 cm

Edition length: 60

Year of Print: 2015

$1,800.00 inc. GST

Up Shit Creek

Up Shit Creek

David Frazer

Wood Block

8 x cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2015

$275.00 inc. GST

Holding On

Holding On

David Frazer

Linocut

69 x 49 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2013

$690.00 inc. GST