11 July to 29 July
Robert Boynes's art practice has seen an active five decades with physical moves across national and international boarders, transformations in thematic content and shifts in overall aesthetic. Five Decades will travel from his 1960s and 1970s neo-pop pieces that reflect his time in London and a fascination with the trendy capitalist culture and swinging ’60s; via his thick, painterly canvases portraying massive desolate, drowning cities that were created in Australia, but inspired by Los Angeles; to his multi-layered screen print/painting interventions of topographical cities and crowds in the 1990s and intimate contemplations of city life, social commentary, surveillance and human existence in the later years. This exhibition will explore Boynes's conceptual and visual evolution throughout these decades through a curated selection of paintings chosen from his studio. Work by Boynes is held in every major art collection across Australia and this show will feature companion pieces, forerunners and alternate versions to these acquisitions as well as work that has never previously been exhibited in Australia. Five Decades coincides with Modern Times, an in-depth survey show of Boynes's work from 2000 onward from 22 June to 13 August at ANU Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra.
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