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Charles Reddington

Chronos, 1961

Price: $16,500

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Catalogue number: 12

oil on canvas

122.00 x 157.00

signed & dated l.r.; and titled on reverse

Provenance:

Geoff K Gray, Sydney, private sale, 1984; 
Private Collection, Melbourne, since then

Exhibited:

Sydney Royal Easter Show, 1961; 
Charles Reddington, South Yarra Galleries,  August, 1962;  
Modern Australian Paintings, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 29 October - 16 November, 1985, no. 39;
Australian Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 19 Oct - 18 Nov 2000;
New Worlds: 1950s-60s Abstraction from the Charles Nodrum Collection, Benalla Art Gallery, 25 August  - 6 October, 2002;
Unearthed: Fifty years of Australian landscape art from the Charles Nodrum Collection, La Trobe University Museum of Art Exhibition, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 16 July- 29 August, 2010

Literature & references:

Bill Hannan, Drained of Blood, exhibition review of South Yarra Galleries solo show, The Bulletin, Aug 4, 1962, p 35 (The title of the review referred not to the quality of the works, but to the then widespread practice of presenting a full solo show in one city (in this case Adelaide) and sending the unsold works to a depleted showing at the next);
Art and Australia, Vol 1, No 4, Feb 1964, lists 'Cronos', 1962, as in the Kym Bonython collection, p 230
Reference: 
Robert Hughes, The Art of Australia, Pelican, 1966, see plate 127 for a similar work:
"Charles Reddington is an American painter, originally from Chicago, who exhibited in Australia for several years...His paintings exhale an unmistakable sense of fruitfulness.  The movement of their blunt forms is slow and deliberate; a turning movement here, a friction there, the gradual tug of organic forces... The fleshy shapes and melting areas of light separate momentarily to expose ravines of darkness beneath, or they are stitched together by energetic passages of black line... Reddington... is one of the few painters in Australia who felt at home in the grand manner of Abstract Expressionism." (op. cit. p 298 - 299)

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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.