Driver: '71 - '75

C1994 1 247 horizontal relief

Driver: '71 - '75

  • Where

    Dunedin Public Art Gallery

  • When

    9 October 2010 - 30 January 2011

"Don Driver is one of New Zealand's most significant senior artists, whose contribution spans more than forty years and a diverse array of stylistic, aesthetic and conceptual shifts. This exhibition focuses exclusively on Driver's relief works which he produced intensively over a five year period in the early 1970s. This was a critical time in Driver's career as an artist, because it came shortly after his visit to North America - in the mid 1960s - where he saw a vast array of contemporary art. Driver was interested in challenging the traditional boundaries between painting and sculpture in this period of works. He sought to do this through the conventions of modernism, but there is a distinctly playful aspect to these works."