Paul Boston, Buddha, 2006, acrylic on board and plaster, 122 x 122cm
is pleased to present
two exhibitions this month
29 August - 30 September 2006
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 where he received an Associate Diploma of Painting. He has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies which have allowed him to work in London, New York and Barcelona. In 1999 he was appointed as the official war artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial.
Rick has held over 35 solo exhibitions of his work since first exhibiting at Joseph Brown Gallery in 1974 and has shown annually at Niagara Galleries for the past 20 years. 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 another exhibition mounted by Bendigo Art Gallery toured Victoria and Tasmania, celebrating his work as a printmaker and graphic artist. 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. Rick currently lives and works in Melbourne.
Inverted Relief Paintings
After graduating from art school in Melbourne in 1972 Paul Boston spent a number of years travelling. It was during this time that he developed an ongoing interest in Zen philosophy.
His abstract forms and patterns are thoughtfully painted. The ochres placed alongside blues and greys exude a strength and calmness born of Boston's musing on the question of 'being'. The works are described as combining the contemplative and the active; "they seem still and at the same time highly energised. Viewers often observe that a work never stops moving, folding and unfolding." Boston's work needs time and attention, but they reward the viewer many times over with their meditative nature.
His abstract paintings and drawings feature in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales and in private collections in Australia and overseas.
Paul lives and works in Melbourne.
Please join us for opening drinks on
Tuesday 5 September 2006 from 6.00pm