Richard Larter, Reet Reet, 1970, acrylic and mixed media on composition board, 122.5 x 183cm
Mining the Depths
This is the sixth in a series of annual exhibitions which "mine the archives" of Larter's prolific output. Watters Gallery, who have represented Larter since 1965, maintain Larter's stockroom and in 2006 thought it was about time that some of the hitherto unseen works were shown. The concept of selecting works from a particular year from each decade of practice gives great structure to each exhibition and Niagara and Watters take turns in presenting consecutive "years".
The chance to see the development of concepts and process is one of the most fascinating aspects of these mini-surveys. Some of the earliest works are now quite rare, and we are grateful that the artist continues to make available paintings from the 1960s and 1970s particularly. But we are equally delighted with the opportunity to exhibit Larter's most recent series of paintings and the new sets of limited edition colour laser prints produced especially for Niagara.
Still up for a party, even approaching his 82nd birthday, Richard Larter will be attending the opening in Melbourne on Tuesday 12 April. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
Please contact the gallery to obtain a complete list of works or to arrange for a preview prior to the opening.
The exhibition is also available for viewing on our website.
A fully illustrated catalogue is available for $11.00 plus postage and handling.