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“Rick Amor: Paintings, Drawings, and Watercolors 2018” at Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

“The white terrace,” 2018 Rick Amor oil on canvas 46 x 65.5cm
(Courtesy: Niagara Galleries)

A collection of Rick Amor’s latest works will soon be unveiled at Niagara Galleries, August 28 - September 22.

"Rick Amor’s exhibition is centred on a large painting hung alongside a selection of smaller paintings, continuing his themes of the passing of time, the sea, and urban anxiety," according to the gallery.

Rick Amor was born in Frankston, Victoria in 1948. In 1965 he completed a Certificate of Art at the Caulfield Institute of Art and from 1966 to 1968 studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne. He has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies, which have allowed him to work in London, New York, and Barcelona. Rick has held more than 50 solo exhibitions since first exhibiting at Joseph Brown Gallery in 1974 and has shown annually at Niagara Galleries for the past 25 years. In 1999, he was appointed the official war artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial, the first such appointment since the Vietnam War.

A major survey exhibition of his paintings was curated by McClelland Gallery in 1990 and toured various regional galleries in Victoria and South Australia throughout 1990 and 1991. In 1993, an exhibition mounted by Bendigo Art Gallery celebrating his work as a printmaker and graphic artist toured Victoria and Tasmania. An important exhibition of Rick’s bronze sculpture was undertaken by Benalla Art Gallery in 2002, including many maquettes never previously exhibited. In 2001, The Miegunyah Press published Gary Catalano’s biography “The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor and his Art.” A comprehensive survey show of of Rick's paintings, “Standing in the Shadows,” was mounted by McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park in 2005. In 2007 Rick won the prestigious McClelland Award for Sculpture, the largest cash prize for sculpture in Australia. The year 2008 brought the launch of The Beagle Press monograph “Rick Amor” by Gavin Fry, and “A Single Mind,” a survey show of Rick's paintings and drawings dating from 1966, at Heide Museum of Modern Art. Rick Amor lives and works in Melbourne.

Niagara Galleries is a modern and contemporary Australian art gallery. Established in 1978, it moved to its current location at 245 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria in 1986. The gallery exhibits and sells a broad range of art from painters, sculptors, photographers, and ceramicists. Niagara Galleries was awarded the Chapter BHP Colorbond Award in 2002 and the Dulux Colour Awards, Commercial Exterior Winner, 2002.

The exhibition will be on view from August 28 to September 22, 2018 at Niagara Galleries, 245 Punt Rd, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia.

For details visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/niagara-galleries/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the artworks.

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