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On Show: Tony de Latour at Christchurch Art Gallery
13 May 2019
Modern Letters 1, a 2017 work by Tony de Latour from the Chartwell Collection, was included in the major exhibition US V THEM: Tony de Lautour in 2018 at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Now the exhibition tours to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, opening on 11 May 2019 and on show until 6 October 2019.
Acquired from Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, in 2017, Moderns Letters 1 is part of a larger series of geometric abstractions that formulate de Latour’s visual language of marks – he sets up a dialogue across the surface where marks, forms and colours interact with each other like a form of coding or destabilised grammar system. The playful interaction of lines, dots and geometric forms create a compositional energy that is contained by the unexpected informality of an op-shop frame.
Tony de Lautour Modern Letters 1 2017 oil and acrylic on board in found frame 1580 x 970 mm C2017/1/17
Exhibition Details: Christchurch Art Gallery; Additional venue: Dunedin Public Art Gallery; 11 May 2019 - 6 October 2019