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Dale Frank
‘Melbourne Art Fair 2024’
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
22 Feb.–25 Feb.

Neon Parc is thrilled to announce participation at Melbourne Art Fair 2024, with a solo presentation of new paintings by Dale Frank.

Celebrated in Australia and internationally as one of the most important artists of his generation, with a career spanning from 1975 to the present, Dale Frank has pursued a diverse and influential practice characterized by a decades-long commitment to painting and its formal and conceptual possibilities. The artist has consistently probed the relationship between painting and the viewer engaging a variety of styles and innovative techniques in a complex repositioning of genres. In Frank’s work dual modes of representation and abstraction fundamentally question the way in which we relate to images.

For the artist’s twelfth solo project with the gallery, a new suite of paintings reveal a powerful evolution of Frank’s honed technique and trace his development using a new medium—translucent dye— in concert with various resins and processes. In this body of work, vivid colours ranging from sapphire blue to deep scarlet red to luminous neon pink oscillate between tiny galaxies of colour and large opulent, gestural spills, creating a vivid, immense physicality.

Dale Frank’s work is held in all major Australian state galleries, and a number of regional and university collections. It is also held in international collections, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand; Musée de Ville de Leige, Leige; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Zurich Kunsthaus; and significant corporate and private collections internationally.

A major monograph of over 400 pages covering the last seventeen years of Frank’s art practice will be published and available for pre-order during the fair, co published by Perimeter Editions.

And a 100-minute feature film shot over the last three and a half years, is scheduled for cinema release with Australian and International distribution in June.

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