Lattice No. 90

Lattice No. 90

  • Artist

    Ian Scott

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    acrylic on canvas

  • Size

    1847 x 1844 x 33 mm

  • Credit

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2015

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    07 May 2015

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    abstraction, lattices

  • Description

    Well over two hundred lattice paintings were made by Ian Scott between 1976 and 1982. There is no subject 'inside' the work, the whole canvas is the subject. An illusion of interwoven space is created by six bands of colour, three running each way, on a black ground. The colours are there to generate feeling, and hark back to the bright, eternal summer in Scott's figurative paintings from 1968-1972. Maori weaving, and the New Zealand built environment, are recalled by the lattices. Here are the patterns of stained glass, garden trellises, brightly painted roofs and awnings stretching out in brilliant sunshine.
    from 'Cross Current's exhibition, 1991

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