GRACIE MORTON PWERLE (c1956)
Hand Signed, Original Acrylic On Canvas
Can be Hung Horizontally or Vertically - Stunning
Title: Travelling Tracks
Image Size: 154cm x 202cm
Condition: Excellent - New
Unstretched as easier for Shipping due to size.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from Martinez Art Dealer and Photos of Gracie Painting this Work.
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Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
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Gracie Morton Pwerle was born in approximately 1956 and is an Alyawarr woman from the Utopia region in Central Australia. She is the daughter of well known Utopian artist Myrtle Petyarre, who is the sister of famous and collectable artists Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre. There is a rich artistic tradition that run through Gracie’s family and also the Utopian community, not only Gracie’s aunties but also her sisters, Mary, Rita and Elizabeth are also artists.
Her artworks have been well received throughout Australia and overseas. Gracie is a senior traditional custodian of the Arnwekety (Bush Plum) Dreaming, in accordance with traditional law she is responsible for ensuring the Dreaming, customs and traditions associated with the Bush Plum. This responsibility was passed down to Gracie from her father and aunt.
Gracie’s primary depiction is Arnwekety, through her artwork she depicts the changing seasonal influences on the plant. With incredible finesse Gracie creates a wonderful lyricism in her artworks, causing a three-dimensional pull at the eye guiding the observer through the soft outward reaching fields of colour. Her delicate dotting style and colour variation depict the Bush Plum in an aerial perspective. She has a very minimalist style with an overall effect which leaves the canvas with a gentle and soft appearance.
Her artworks are represented in major private collections including the Robert Holmes a Court Collection and her artworks are exhibited regularly through various galleries in Australia. She has also been a part of international exhibitions in China, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands.