Jan Palethorpe 'List of Works'

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A puzzle to be decoded, Jan Palenthrope’s List of Works is a work in three parts. On one side of a discarded etching lies a list of works from two of Palenthrope’s series, one about endangered Victorian and New South Wales insects and the other about Easter Island. On the etching’s verso is an envelope that holds one of the works cited, in this case Reflection (1986).

Poetic and thought-provoking, List of Works raises ideas around waste, recycling and what we discard. Literal new life has been restored to the torn up etching, while ‘Reflection’ finds new meaning in a context of reuse. What should be preserved and what destroyed? 
List of Works forms part of ‘Footprints’, a suite of prints by sixteen Central Victorian artists that coincided with the international printmaking conference IMPACT 7 2011: Intersections & Counterpoints’. Exploring themes of sustainability, reconstitution and recycling, ‘Footprints’ celebrated the Central Victorian landscape, experimental printmaking and the importance of conservation.

Palenthrope is a highly regarded artist, represented at the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Print Workshop and the State Library of Victoria. In 2017, she was awarded first prize in the Guanlan International Print Prize, won the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2005 and the Swan Hill Regional Gallery Print and Drawing Acquisitive in 2010.

Interested in the environment, Chinese landscape painting and art as a way of life, Palenthrope’s work is as precious as it is inventive. For collectors of experimental prints, List of Works is a prize.

Jan PALETHORPE (1956 - )
'List of Works' 2011
mixed media on paper
Edition of 25
Image Size: 28 x 22 cm
Dimensions: 28 x 22 cm
Signed: Titled, initialed 'JP' and dated.
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, September 2011. Curated to coincide with IMPACT 7: Intersections and Counterpoints, Monash University, September 2011.

Condition: Excellent

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