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Art Gallery of SA: Heartland--Ian North « Previous | |Next »
August 1, 2013

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s Heartland exhibition promises to be a contemporary showcase of some of South Australia’s best local artists commenting on the idea of ‘place’ and identity both physically and conceptually.

NorthIFelicia1976small.jpg Ian North, Felicia 22 (Yorke Peninsula), 1976, gelatin silver print, selenium-toned, on fibre-based paper, printed by Sandra Barnard under the supervision of the artist, 2011

The exhibition includes the work of James Darling, Lesley Forwood, Hector Burton, Angela and Hossein Valmanesh along with Kim Buck, Paul Sloan, Amy Joy Watson, Kate Breakey, James Darling, Wendy Fairclough, Stewart MacFarlane, Ian North, Annalise Rees, Chris De Rosa and Yhonnie Scarce and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Felicia 22 is part of North’s solo exhibition of his body of work entitled Felicia: South Australia 1973-1978 at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. There is an artist’s monograph by the same name. The Felicia portfolio of portfolio of thirty-eight photographs dated from 1973 to 1978 when North was Curator of Paintings at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

It consists of suburban scenes of houses, streets and laneways in Adelaide and surrounds, as well as some photographs of the peninsulas, north and south.

NorthIFelicia38.jpg Ian North, Felicia 38 (lower Fleurieu Peninsula) 1978, printed by Sandra Barnard under the supervision of the artist, 2011, gelatin-silver plate, selenium toned on fibre-based paper,

Many of the images were taken at midday with brilliant skies and very harsh shadows .

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This Felicia work looks to be influenced by the American New Topographic movement in terms of its flat, deadpan style.