Dale Frank's current series of paintings celebrate the vibrant sensual painterly style he is known for. The work literally bathes in its own electric illumination but is given a particular life by the changing choreography of colour flowing through its strings of light. Frank's paintings are always determinedly of the here and now of their very moment of production. 

Exhibition Dates: 5 July – 29 July 2001

Dale Frank's current series of paintings celebrate the vibrant sensual painterly style he is known for. The work literally bathes in its own electric illumination but is given a particular life by the changing choreography of colour flowing through its strings of light. Frank's paintings are always determinedly of the here and now of their very moment of production. They partake in the style and look, the glamour of their moment but also burst beyond it. His works have often been described as paradoxical, flirting with the excessive and the extreme, yet celebrating intense beauty and a sense of stylistic freedom that verges upon the anarchic.

Over the last 20 years, few artists of Frank's generation have been as critically regarded and extraordinary in their work and profile as Dale Frank. He is arguably one of the most internationally known and respected Australian artists of his generation. A significant artist of the gallery since it began in 1982; Frank has been one of our most diverse yet consistent artists. His diverse practice incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and performance including video and films. And his prolific artistic output is matched with a similarly long bibliography—since 1982 there have been over 400 articles and reviews. Indeed, it is difficult to name one other artist of Frank's age with a bibliography and profile of this extent.

The primary subject in all of his work, in whatever medium, is described by curator, Sue Cramer, as "...art itself and its many layered relationship to reality—to 'real' objects and situations to the viewer, to society, and to the times which it is made." Frank's illustrious career has, and continues, to place him in a pivotal position, never ceasing to capture the interest of the curators, critics and audiences alike.

Dale Frank has shown extensively in Australia, Europe, and the U.S. These exhibitions include the 1984 Venice Biennale: the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam: the 1979, 1982, and 1990 Sydney Biennales; a major painting retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2000 and solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales also in 2000. His work is held in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Boston Museum of Fine Art; Zurich Kunsthaus; Musee de Ville de Liege; as well as numerous private and all major Australia collections.

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Dale Frank You Prick, 2001; from the series Cat #2; acrylic & fluoro paint on canvas; 200 x 300 cm; enquire
You Prick, 2001
from the series Cat #2
acrylic & fluoro paint on canvas
200 x 300 cm
Dale Frank Speed Way, 2001; from the series Cat #3; acrylic paint on canvas; 200 x 300 cm; enquire
Speed Way, 2001
from the series Cat #3
acrylic paint on canvas
200 x 300 cm
Dale Frank The Artists Four Testicles On the Barbecue Of Life, 2001; from the series Cat #4; acrylic paint on canvas; 200 x 300 cm; enquire
The Artists Four Testicles On the Barbecue Of Life, 2001
from the series Cat #4
acrylic paint on canvas
200 x 300 cm
Dale Frank SOISUPPOSEAFUKS.. OUTATHEKWESTION, 2001; from the series Cat #5; acrylic paint and aluminium on canvas; 200 x 300 cm; enquire
SOISUPPOSEAFUKS.. OUTATHEKWESTION, 2001
from the series Cat #5
acrylic paint and aluminium on canvas
200 x 300 cm
Dale Frank Just A Little Bit, 2001; from the series Cat #6; acrylic paint and wiggle eyes on canvas; 200 x 260 cm; enquire
Just A Little Bit, 2001
from the series Cat #6
acrylic paint and wiggle eyes on canvas
200 x 260 cm
Dale Frank Art Critics Make Great Fat Chicks Between Flanelette Sheets, 2001; from the series Cat #7; acrylic paint on canvas; 200 x 260 cm; enquire
Art Critics Make Great Fat Chicks Between Flanelette Sheets, 2001
from the series Cat #7
acrylic paint on canvas
200 x 260 cm
Dale Frank Ohma's Trippy Velocity of Love, 2001; from the series Cat #8; acrylic paint on canvas; 200 x 260 cm; enquire
Ohma's Trippy Velocity of Love, 2001
from the series Cat #8
acrylic paint on canvas
200 x 260 cm
Dale Frank Stephen Hawkings Latin Good Looks, 2001; from the series Cat #9; acrylic and varnish paint on canvas; 200 x 260 cm; enquire
Stephen Hawkings Latin Good Looks, 2001
from the series Cat #9
acrylic and varnish paint on canvas
200 x 260 cm
Dale Frank Sean Landers, 2001; from the series Cat #11; acrylic and varnish on canvas; 200 x 200 cm; enquire
Sean Landers, 2001
from the series Cat #11
acrylic and varnish on canvas
200 x 200 cm
Dale Frank Fishtricted Vocabulary, 2001; from the series Cat #14; acrylic on canvas; 200 x 200 cm; enquire
Fishtricted Vocabulary, 2001
from the series Cat #14
acrylic on canvas
200 x 200 cm
Dale Frank The Pimp of the Universe, 2001; acrylic & fluoro paint on canvas  & mobile; 240 x 360 cm; enquire
The Pimp of the Universe, 2001
acrylic & fluoro paint on canvas & mobile
240 x 360 cm
Dale Frank Summer Pink Grapefruit Balls, 2001; from the series Cat #10; acrylic paint on canvas; 200 x 260 cm; enquire
Summer Pink Grapefruit Balls, 2001
from the series Cat #10
acrylic paint on canvas
200 x 260 cm
Dale Frank Success Management Leadership The Familie Asiaan, 2001; from the series Cat #12; acrylic on canvas; 200 x 200 cm; enquire
Success Management Leadership The Familie Asiaan, 2001
from the series Cat #12
acrylic on canvas
200 x 200 cm
Dale Frank Turning a Trick, 2001; from the series Cat #13; acrylic on canvas with filament lights & strobe; 200 x 200 cm; enquire
Turning a Trick, 2001
from the series Cat #13
acrylic on canvas with filament lights & strobe
200 x 200 cm