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James Gleeson

Moment of Crisis, c. 1958

Price: $27,500

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oil on board

80.00 x 45.50

signed 'Gleeson' l.r.

Provenance:

Bonhams Goodman, 26th April 2005, lot 5;
Davidson Auctions 9th Sept 2006, lot 101;
Private Collection, Sydney, till 2021

Literature & references:

Klepac, Smith, Wach, Free & James, James Gleeson - Beyond the Screen of Sight, retrospective exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, 2004, see p. 121, 122 and 124 for related works:
"During 1958 and for the next two years Gleeson experimented with abstraction. At the Macquarie Galleries in June 1958 he exhibited Synaptic displacement (page 124), an enigmatic array of shapes and patterns without a subject. This direction developed further after a visit in 1959 to Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, where he saw a group of early Pollocks which had an array of mystery about them. What impressed Gleeson was the element of chance and accident which seemed to be the means by which they had been created, not dissimilar to the automatic writing which Breton had advocated. Back in Australia Gleeson experimented along these lines for a short period. Although in itself he found this direction rather limiting..." (op. cit. Klepac, p. 13)

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No. 459

James Gleeson

2008

watercolour on paper, 28.50 x 40.90

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No. 460

James Gleeson

2008

watercolour on paper, 28.50 x 41.00

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No. 465

James Gleeson

2008

watercolour on paper, 27.80 x 40.40

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No. 466

James Gleeson

2008

watercolour on paper, 28.00 x 40.50

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No. 503

James Gleeson

2008

watercolour on paper, 39.80 x 27.30

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A Masked Alert

James Gleeson

2001

oil on canvas, 175.00 x 220.00

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A cool resonance

James Gleeson

1999

oil on canvas, 131.50 x 177.00

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Break-out

James Gleeson

1999

oil on canvas, 131.50 x 177.00

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A neo-Patmos experience

James Gleeson

1997

oil on canvas, 132.00 x 177.00

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Apprehended transitions

James Gleeson

1997

oil on canvas, 131.50 x 177.00

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At the unfolding

James Gleeson

1995

oil on canvas, 132.00 x 177.00

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Primavera

James Gleeson

1995

oil on canvas, 132.00 x 177.00

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Landscape with a depicted remnant

James Gleeson

1994

oil on canvas, 133.00 x 199.00

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The Witness

James Gleeson

1976

ink/acrylic and collage on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

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Study for 'Always Beginning'

James Gleeson

2002

charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper, 38.00 x 51.00

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No. 102

James Gleeson

2007

charcoal, powdered graphite, white pastel, paper collage on white wove paper, 29.50 x 42.00

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Jupiter Oration

James Gleeson

2006

oil on linen, 112.00 x 150.00

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An Engine of Remembrance

James Gleeson

2005

oil on linen, 91.00 x 121.00

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No 296

James Gleeson

2008

charcoal, paper collage, powdered graphite, pastel on paper, 29.60 x 41.90

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Guardian Posts

James Gleeson

1995

oil on canvas, 131.00 x 178.00

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The Witness

James Gleeson

1976

ink/acrylic and collage on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

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(Yawning gulf)

James Gleeson

1980

charcoal, pastel, watercolour on Arches paper, 70.00 x 50.00

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Poem - rocketing rim-girt

James Gleeson

1976

ink wash, pen and ink and collage on paper, 75.00 x 55.00

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Something will be

James Gleeson

2006

oil on linen, 112.00 x 150.00

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(Landscape)

James Gleeson

1980

charcoal, pastel, watercolour on Arches paper, 70.50 x 51.30

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.