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Night on Earth

ArtistElliot Collins
Production Date2010
Mediumacrylic on linen
Size900 x 600 mm
ClassificationPainting
DepartmentNew Zealand Art
Accession Date04 Nov 2010
Accession NoC2010/1/38/2
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010

Chartwell Notes

Both Night on Earth and Let me tell you about my boat come from the exhibition in 2010 titled The Fall. The show included both text work and these two new abstract striped works which are based on an original magasine image collage. The artist notes: " The Fall is about the observations of a world that is falling apart. Every day we are implicated in cruelty and tragedy, yet we are also capable of greatness, humility, kindness and grace. The Fall draws attention to this reconciliation - between living in the world but not being of it - and reminds us to notice the humour and love inherent in small things, and their capacity for defeating fear, hate and indifference. I want these paintings to be vague; to allude to something you know but not completely. answers to questions unkwon. Non- places where you're somehow aware of an event or a destination. something that's familiar yet at the same time unstable and unknowable..."I've been here before, or at least I think I have"..."I had a dream and you were in it, only uou weren't, you were silent"...www.timmelville.com
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