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SUMMER COLLECTION

Ann Snell Gallery - Surry Hills 2003

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Archival quality, manually enhanced digital prints.

“In this exhibition Peter has turned his gaze from the outback to the city and coast; where the pace of life is much more familiar. His previous, slightly melancholy views of parched outback landscapes have given way to the breezy, colourful world of a summer playground *1.

“In this exhibition Peter has turned his gaze from the outback to the city and coast; where the pace of life is much more familiar. His previous, slightly melancholy views of parched outback landscapes have given way to the breezy, colourful world of a summer playground *1.

Although abstract, these works echo undercurrents of Day’s favourite haunts - beach promenades, David Jones, Circular Quay, the Fish Markets and cafes. Reflecting Day’s love of populated lively spaces, these works resonate with the joie de vivre that often fills Picasso’s paintings, which Day admires. One can see snippets of Picasso’s later works executed in the South of France as well as the influence of Australia’s great ‘popster’, Ken Reinhard.’

Some of these precious offerings are redolent with the aromas of coffee and barbequed squid while others evoke the sounds of splashing water and cheerful kids. The touch stone in all these works is a sense of play, which delights in surprise and frees the artist, and the viewer, from the tyranny of convention.”

Tony Geddes, Director, Mosman Art Gallery and Cultural Centre.

*1. Peter Day’s concurrent, Hard Country exhibition at Westside Gallery, Marrickville, exemplifies the artist’s continuing fascination with the outback.

at the

Ann Snell Gallery

169 Albion Street

Surry Hills NSW