Ricky Swallow exhibition is a landmark for The Huntington - Art Collector

Left: Lesley Vance, Untitled (30), 2010. Right: Ricky Swallow, Staggered Lamp Study, 2011. Courtesy: the artists and The Huntington, California

30 January 2013 | Australian born artist Ricky Swallow and his wife Lesley Vance are showcased in the first contemporary art exhibition to be displayed inside the gallery at The Huntington, a collections-based research institution in California.

Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow places the couple's contemporary paintings and sculptures in the context of Old Master paintings and Renaissance bronzes. The works were selected after the artists studied the residence and its collection. Approximately nine abstract paintings by Vance and 12 domestic-scale sculptures by Swallow are installed in an upstairs room of the gallery, with a number of the works made especially for the exhibition. Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow is on display until 11 March 2013.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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