View West from Apple Tree Creek Flats, Apex Park, Toilet/Shower Block, 2003
varnish on acrylic on canvas
180 x 180cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Acquired from the above in 2003
Dale Frank – Views from the Bruce Highway, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, 19 March – 12 April 2003
Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Dale Frank lives and works in Singleton, northern New South Wales. He began showing in Australia in the mid 1970s, with periods spent working across Europe and the United States.
Over the course of a thirty-year practice, Frank has had a vastly experimental relationship with conceptual installation and a range of graphic materials. In recent years varnish and enamel have been mainstays - hallmarks of the nebulous and colourful, poured paintings he has become so well known for.
In 1983 Frank was included in the exhibition 'Panorama della post - critica: critica ed arte' at the Museo Palazzo Lanfranchi in Pisa alongside Thomas Lawson and Anselm Kiefer, curated by Helena Kontova. The following year he was shown in the Aperto section of the 1984 Venice Biennale. He has been hung at the Biennale of Sydney on multiple occasions, and in 2000 a twenty-year survey of Frank's work was mounted at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, curated by Sue Cramer. In 2007 a new monograph was published on the artist, 'So Far: the Art of Dale Frank 2005-1980'.
Dale Frank is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.