As we like to look out for our Tenners we are alerting everyone to the fact that Dale Frank’s exhibition at Roslyn Oxley Gallery is in it’s final week. The gallery is pretty much Frank’s turf, having been represented by them since 1982. This exhibition is filled with his current works where abstract meets installation meets great titles. Like, for example, a painting titled: “His life was perfect he used to play golf attend trivia nights at the local RSL and could afford Calvin Klein underwear.” The dream. His work is dreamlike, flowing with vivid colours especially in the installation Ghost Story (love a ghost situation) where Frank has used LED lighting, personal bacteria in petri dishes and glass coffee table plinths. Like a disco. See it to believe it. Or just to understand it. “All artworks possess a kind of “memorial power” because they are associated with a person whose power operates quite literally in that painting,” Frank wrote. “Painting is therefore particularly well equipped to satisfy the longing for an (imaginary) substance in value. Indeed, painting could be perceived as a demonstration of how value is founded on something concrete: the living labour and the life of the artist. Painting seems to be the last place where the desire for a concrete foundation of value seemingly gets fulfilled.” Ready to immerse ourselves and be fulfilled. We like Dale Frank’s world.
The exhibition is open until August 11th.
His life was perfect he used to play golf attend trivia nights at the local RSL and could afford Calvin Klein underwear, 2018
Roslyn is the difference between Qantas gold and platinum, 2018
Don’t get me started, 2018
Completely buggered, 2018
The retired television newsreader thought he was an instagram art expert and artist taking really expert photographs of rock pools, 2018