Story: Painting

Poster advertising Ian Scott exhibition, 1978 (2nd of 4)

Poster advertising Ian Scott exhibition, 1978

This poster advertises an exhibition of recent paintings by Ian Scott in Auckland in 1978. At that stage Scott was exploring the lattice shape, with rectangular grids placed at a diagonal. He came to this style following a period in the 1960s when his work focused on depictions of young women, often dressed in mini-skirts and presented in bright colours in a suburban environment. After this abstract period he returned to figurative elements and used screen printing to comment on pictorial icons of New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-ARTS-1978-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of the Ian Scott estate.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Painting - Abstraction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014