David Cheer

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1931, d.2012

The Dancer

  • 1974
  • Pencil, charcoal, conte on paper
  • Purchased 1981
  • 875 x 535mm
  • 81/42:2

In its capacity to be experimental territory, drawing offers a space where different states of mind can be explored. Each of the artists here has taken the practice beyond the realm of obvious observation or recording into something more internal, psychological and uncertain.

David Cheer created a dramatic solo performance in The Dancer, a dynamic stretching of the medium that indeed resembles bodily movement in its expressive, spotlit, virtuoso display.

(Die Cuts and Derivations, 11 March – 2 July 2023)

Exhibition History