Aileen Burns & Johan Lundh (Eds.)
Gordon Bennett: Be Polite™ follows the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2016) exhibition of largely unseen works on paper by one of Australia’s most visionary and critical artists, Gordon Bennett (1955–2014). The touring exhibition and publication are the first to present Bennett’s works since his death. Though rarely seen in an exhibition context, Bennett’s sketches, drawing, writings and poems have long formed the foundation of his artistic practice. This unique hardcover publication features selected works comprised of drawings, acrylic/gouache and watercolor paintings surrounding poetry, and essays from the early 1990s to the early 2000s—revealing the artist’s research focus, working methods and ultimately, his ambitions for his work. Also included are three new essays by art historian Ian McLean and curator/arts writers Helen Hughes and Julie Nagam.
Hardcover / 6 x 9 ½ in. / 184 pp
15 b&w and 45 color
Retail Price: $26.00
INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART, BRISBANE