The Art of Gordon Bennett
07 Nov 2020 – 21 Mar 2021
GOMA | Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 Marica Sourris & James C. Sourris AM Galleries | Free
Gordon Bennett (1955–2014) made a profound and ongoing contribution to contemporary art in Australia and internationally. Born in Queensland, Bennett lived for a significant period of his life in Brisbane and his practice is significant for its engagement with questions of identity, perception and the construction of history, and how these inform social and cultural conditions.
‘Unfinished Business' will be the first large-scale exhibition of Bennett’s oeuvre since 2007, featuring works that have never or rarely been seen as well as his most admired and important paintings. Working closely with the artist’s estate, the exhibition will offer new insights into Bennett’s aims and ideas and range of media and offers insights into the working process through which he developed major series of work.
Gordon Bennett, Australia 1955-2014 / Number twelve 2007 / Synthetic polymer paint on linen / Left panel: 183 x 152cm; right panel: 183 x 152cm / The James C. Sourris AM Collection. Gift of James C. Sourris through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Estate of Gordon Bennett.
Gordon Bennett, Australia 1955-2014 / Triptych: Requiem, Of Grandeur, Empire 1989 / Oil and photograph on canvas / Triptych: a: 120 x 120cm; b: 200 x 150cm; c: 120 x 120cm / Purchased 1989 under the Contemporary Art Acquisition Program with funds from Hill & Taylor, Solicitors through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Estate of Gordon Bennett.