Opening Saturday, 12 May to Thursday, 12 July 2007
Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Paintings of the Dreamtime
OPEN HOUSE: 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday, 12 May 2007
Ikuntji, the land where the creeks cross, is nestled within the spectacular mountains of Australia’s West MacDonnell Ranges. The colors of the landscape evolve with the changing light of day -– the pastels of sunrise fade to the white-hot afternoon punctuated with bright green grasses and vivid wildflowers. Then, the coral sun sets in a dramatic display, shading to the magentas and ultramarine of nightfall.
Here, in a small tin building with a paint-spattered concrete floor, a small group of women artists gather to capture the color-drenched landscape in abstract paintings collected by contemporary art lovers worldwide.
Among the “stars” from Ikuntji are Anmanari Napanangka, Molly Napaltjarri Jugadai, Linda Napurulla Ngitjanka, Eunice Napanangka Jack, Tilly Napaltjarri, Daisy Napaltjarri Jugadai, and Alice Nampitjinpa. All are masters of color and pattern, as well as custodians of important Dreamings from their ancestral country, and Booker-Lowe Gallery is pleased to present this collection of their new work.
Kalina, “The Dream of Aboriginal
Art,” in Art in America, April
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