David Frazer – Artist Profile Feature

In News November 20, 2021

We are delighted to share Artist Profile’s feature on David Frazer’s artist book ‘Love Letter’, featured as a part of his current solo exhibition, ‘A Kind of Prayer’.

“Love Letter’ is David Frazer’s ninth book illustrating lyrics from the artist’s beloved rock musicians. Having previously drawn from Paul Kelly, Martin Flanagan, and Cold Chisel’s Don Walker, Frazer turns now to the work of Nick Cave. The book stands at the centre of ‘A Kind of Prayer’: an exhibition of responsive, painstaking images created using woodblock printing techniques, in a labor of love which defies the “depersonalising” repeatability with which printmaking is too often associated.

The book forms part of an expansive exhibition, A Kind of Prayer, throughout the space at Australian Galleries Melbourne, in which woodblock prints are shown alongside corresponding enlarged linocuts which, in Field’s words, “describe the same cutting in broader strokes, simplifying and reducing detail.” The show, itself, can be usefully understood as a love letter of its own sort: to Cave, to the misfits his lyrics speak to and represent, and to printmaking, a craft to which Frazer has now committed almost three decades of his life.” 

To read the full article, visit the Artist Profile website.

David Frazer’s solo exhibition opens at Australian Galleries Melbourne on Wednesday 24 November, and is current until Saturday 18 December 2021. Click here to view the exhibition online.