Image above: David Frazer The deal 2015 linocut on paper 98 x 69 cm
Next month, the work of Castlemaine-based artist David Frazer will be featured at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in a solo-exhibition, ‘Another Night on Earth.’
David Frazer is renowned for fine wood engravings and linocuts which explore the frailties and intricacies of the human condition. His finely detailed prints, marked by finely tuned wit and careful observation of human interactions, capture moments of hope, loss and connection.
Frazer creates his own distinctive impressions of rural Australia with subtle humour and masterful skill as a storyteller. His endearing depictions of ‘hopeless blokes’ and ‘lonely losers’ illustrate human emotion at its most vulnerable. Familiar Australian landscapes, devoid of figures, are imbued with a sense of loneliness and yearning as a metaphor for humankind’s most basic emotional needs. In an era of uncertainty and global change, Frazer’s poignant images articulate the importance of human connection and our desire to connect with the environment around us.
‘Another Night on Earth’ features wood engravings and linocuts from the past two decades of Frazer’s practice. Also included are new wood engravings made as tribute to his distant relative, artist and printmaker Lionel Lindsay, of the famous artistic Lindsay family of Creswick. Frazer’s prints will be shown alongside a small selection of engravings by Lindsay from the Gallery’s collection.
The exhibition runs from 1 August – 15 November 2020. Click here for more information.
Image above: David Frazer Holding on 2013 linocut on paper 69 x 49 cm
Images courtesy of David Frazer and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney