Dick Frizzell: The Dance of the Hooligans - Art Collector

Dick Frizzell, The Dance of the Hooligans (detail), 2013. Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, 720 x 250cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

The work at the centre of this exhibition, The Dance of the Hooligans, is described by Dick Frizzell as a monstrous scrapbook painting. It is a vast repository of all the ideas and images Frizzell has accumulated over the past 50 years that never found a conceptual or aesthetic home in any previous context. The plan was to build the largest canvas his paining wall could contain, and then glue or paint all the alarmingly diverse material on it at random. He found that all sorts of interesting and insistent organising principles kept intruding into the process, which highlighted the fact that we have to be constantly alert to the often inhibiting guidelines we erect around ourselves for moral and intellectual support.

Exhibition opens: 5pm Tuesday 1 October 2013
Exhibition closes: 26 October 2013
Location: Gow Langsford Gallery, 26 Lorne Street and the corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland NZ
Contact: +64 9 303 9395
Email: info@gowlangsfordgallery.com


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