HARRY & SANDY: SOLO EXHIBITIONS
RETROSPECTIVES: PAINTINGS FROM TWO CELEBRATED ANANGU ELDERS
10 FEBRUARY - 11 MARCH 2016
In a first for the gallery, Harvey Art Projects is excited to present two vibrant solo exhibitions by Sandy Brumby & Harry Tjutjuna in conjunction with Ninuku Arts, South Australia. This exhibition highlights the unique characteristics of these most sought after painters embracing their individuality and strength.
Tjutjuna & Brumby both sit within an elite network of senior Pitjatjantjara men painters from the region whose works are dominated by active, gestural sweeps of paint that create vigorous constructions with a flamboyant, yet masterful use of color. These senior men sit within their own school of painting, and have created a new visual language of the desert. Tjutjuna, a senior law man and ngankari (traditional healer), is well known for his cultural strength and dedication to the maintenance and teaching of culture to the next generation. Brumby (who takes his family name from Australias' wild horse) only discovered his passion for painting when he reached his late sixties. Yet, in his relatively short career he has already caught the attention high profile collectors and major art institutions alike. Brumby displays a unique approach in telling his story, as well as a strong connection to his country and his culture. His artworks are raw and bold, with thick applications of paint and a distinct use of palette, revealing his love for color and composition.