Pea Eaters and Venetians: A Survey Part 2 Venetians

Image detail: Garry Anderson, Venetian Nightshift I 2016

Garry Anderson


Pea Eaters and Venetians: A Survey Part 2 Venetians
6th August
9th September 2016

Garry Anderson is an internationally acclaimed Australian-born artist who works directly from nature, scrutinising form and content. He shuns technology to examine its impact, using people and place as reference points to discuss who we are in relation to an increasingly uncertain world.

He employs symbols that represent core emotions and aspects of the human condition. Garry gained international recognition through the iconic image of the Pea Eater (known also as Potato Eater), held in the Murdoch University Collection, as a metaphor for the passive consumption of information. It is the most controversial work in their collection and has been part of the University’s contemporary art history studies since 1996. The piece has sparked an ongoing educational debate into human existence.

Garry retains strong connections to his hometown where from a young age, he felt he wanted to contribute to the art world. Venetians is a series of work that grew out of his suburban yard scenes. These paintings are looser and more contemporary in style but consistent with Garry’s social justice concerns.

Garry Anderson
Self-Portrait as a Venetian, 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 81.5cm x 121.5cm
$7500

Garry Anderson
Venetian Holiday , 2012

Oil on board, Signed and dated lower right, 76.5cm x 147.5cm
$5000

Garry Anderson
Venetian I , 2008

Oil on board, Signed and dated lower right, 35cm x 45cm
$1500

Garry Anderson
Venetian II , 2008

Oil on board, Signed and dated lower right, 35cm x 45cm
$1500

Garry Anderson
Venetian Family Going to the Football with Boy Walking Sideways, 2008

Oil on board, Signed and dated lower right, 35cm x 45cm
$2500

Garry Anderson
Venetian Family Going Over the West Gate , 2007

Oil on board, Signed and dated lower right, 35cm x 45cm
$2500

Garry Anderson
Venetian Developer I , 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso , 35cm x 45cm
$1500

Garry Anderson
Venetian Developer II , 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 35cm x 45cm
$1500

Garry Anderson
First Contact , 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 35cm x 45cm
$1500

Garry Anderson
Venetian BBQ , 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 35cm x 45cm
$2200

Garry Anderson
Pope with Shaman (Venetian Yard Scene), 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 42cm x 56cm
$1800

Garry Anderson
Wrestlers with Shaman (Venetian Yard Scene), 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 42cm x 56cm
$3200

Garry Anderson
Venetian Cardinal I, 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 63cm x 45cm
$2400

Garry Anderson
Suburban Venetian Altarpiece, Middle Panel (Suburban Venetian), 2008

Oil on board, Signed and dated lower right, 83cm x 113cm
$10000 (three panels)

Garry Anderson
Venetian Cardinal II , 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 63cm x 45cm
$2800

Garry Anderson
Venetian Nightshift II , 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 42cm x 56cm
$5500

Garry Anderson
Venetian Developer III , 2016

Oil on board, signed and dated verso , 35cm by 45cm
$1500

Garry Anderson
Venetian Nightshift I , 2016

Oil on board, Signed and dated verso, 42cm x 56cm
$5500