Monday, 30 September 2013

New Acquisitions at the AG South Australia

New acquisitions in art galleries often cause debate, sometimes passionate, sometimes bored.  I find the exhibition of these purchases and gifts do no justice to any works mostly because they look like a badly curated group show where nothing matches and no work complements any other.
 












New acquisitions:  detail of "Address" by Charles Robb reflected in one of 8 pieces of "The Fall" by Brent Harris



What I really did like at the AGSA is the new Melrose Wing of European Art - they've mixed up their collection and based it on theme rather than era and made a fabulous salon-style display through 6  rooms with fun gems like this:

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