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Making Modernism at QAG

Making Modernism at QAG

O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith - Making Modernism is the name of the new exhibition on display at the Queensland Art Gallery at South Bank showcasing three female artists who are considered pioneers of the modern art movement.

 

Margaret Preston, Implement Blue, 1927.

Margaret Preston, Implement Blue, 1927.

 

The exhibition celebrates the work of celebrated American artist Georgia O'Keeffe alongside Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith. All three women were unknown to each other but were united in spirit through their paintings of their immediate surroundings. 

 

Georgia O'Keeffe, Petunia No.2, 1924.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Petunia No.2, 1924.

 

Wander thru the exhibition and explore each artists’ experimentation with light, colour and form and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world.

 

Grace Cossington Smith, The Window, 1956.

Grace Cossington Smith, The Window, 1956.

 

'Making Modernism' draws together around thirty works by each artist from the breadth of their careers and is presented in partnership with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe; Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

 

Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith

I enjoyed the work of Margaret Preston the most and particularly liked her native Australian flora works especially her painting titled 'NSW and West Australian banksia', keep an eye out for it and let me know which artist you enjoy the most.


O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith - Making Modernism

Queensland Art Gallery

11 March 2017 to 11 June 2017

Where - Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane

Hours - Daily 10.00am to 5.00pm (Open from 12 noon Anzac Day & closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day) 

Website - www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

 

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