Artwork Detail


Title
Refusal To Yield
Description
The Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award Winner, 27th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2018.


“Refusal To Yield is representative of my ongoing painting practice, which is primarily interested in balancing abstraction and representation, referencing Modernist art movements such as Cubism and the Bauhaus, and New Zealand Regionalism. Known for their flattened geometric configurations and for re-inscribing and subverting of traditional Modernist forms, my paintings appear to resist particular conceptual allegiances. Instead, they explore a collision of modernism, queer theory and the act of painting itself. By resisting traditional painting formats like still life, portraiture and landscape, and being stretched over parallelogram shaped canvases, these paintings seek to disrupt entrenched hierarchical values, proposing queer feminist alternatives to a medium that both historically and currently still favours male-dominated narratives”.

Imogen Taylor, 2018
Date
2018
Medium
Acrylic on hessian
Measurements
1100 x 2500mm (two stretches)
Location
Accession date
21 Aug 2019
Accession number
19.107

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