Wendy Sharpe recognised in survey exhibition - Art Collector

Wendy Sharpe, Sydney Studio with Venice, 2010. Oil on canvas, 160 x 200cm

21 February 2011 | The first survey of Wendy Sharpe’s work opens this week at the SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney.

An imagined life surveys the past 25 years of Sharpe’s practice, beginning with her Sulman-winning work Black Sun Morning to Night.

There are over 40 works in the exhibition, including paintings, drawings and sketchbooks, which Sharpe has kept obsessively, particularly during her travels.

The survey also demonstrates Sharpe’s longstanding interest in historical art and the human figure.

An imagined life opens on 26 February and continues to 10 April 2011.

Coinciding with the exhibition, Sharpe will launch a 128-page illustrated monograph, which has been written by Courtney Kidd, as well as a DVD by Catherine Hunter.

Jane O'Sullivan

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