Event

No! by Tony Fomison

ArtBite

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Tony Fomison No! 1971 Oil on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 1973

Tony Fomison No! 1971 Oil on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 1973

Join Grant Banbury as he discusses Tony Fomison's No! on the first floor.

Art Bites are 30-minute lunchtime presentations on a single work on display, presented by our staff, guides and guest speakers.

There's a new Art Bite to enjoy each Friday at 12.30pm.

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No!
Tony Fomison No!
Talk to the hand. The character in Tony Fomision’s No! holds up his hand to the viewer in a gesture of defiance and refusal as he looks away. The antagonistic stance is based on an image cut from a 1966 newspaper of a local blacksmith horrified at the idea of a proposed urban subdivision near his village. This work was completed after Fomison returned to Christchurch from his overseas sojourn, a moment in which he developed his mature style: Overseas I had found a way of painting that is my way of painting, derived completely from my drawings. I had got on the right track after being put on the wrong track at Art School. Much of Fomison’s subject matter is gritty with a psychological intensity, as seen in No!, where the subject actively rejects the viewer, refusing to acknowledge them. Fomison stated: My paintings are brutal and lonely, and try to make the statement that the personal condition is more important, that self-knowledge is more important, than just painting flowers and landscapes. (No! That’s wrong XXXXXX, 25 June 2016 – 30 April 2017)
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