Swamp Op: Brent Harris
21 January - 23 April 2006
Challenge Bank Gallery and Sue & Ian Bernadt Gallery
Combining works from the State Art Collection, selected loans from local sources, as well as a key few loans from the artist, this exhibition - part of the Gallery’s Artist in focus series - was a tight look at a section of Harris’ practice up to the time of display. Specifically, this took in the richly compelling ways that Harris’ output unifies high abstract splendor and unflinchingly personal narratives. Despite recent exhibitions of Harris’s work, this particular aspect of his work had not been fully explored, and its examination was intended to both forward an understanding of this important Australian artist and offer an immersive, fascinating and challenging experience for gallery audiences.