Fred Cress - 'First Light'

United Galleries Perth

Cress work is held in the Art Gallery of WA, The National Gallery of Australia and every major public and corporate collection in the country. A winner of the Archibald Prize AGNSW, he is regarded as one of Australia's greatest living contemporary painters. The artist will be in attendance on opening night.

Art Exhibition previously on at United Galleries Perth in Perth precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Thursday 22 November 2007 to Wednesday 20 February 2008
Launch Friday 23 November 2007, Monday - Friday 10am - 6PM Saturday 10.30am - 4PM Sunday By Appointment Only

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Published by anonymous on Monday 04 February 2008.
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Fred Cress has always made a committed effort to push both his dealers and collectors into new territory. Increasingly hard to tie down, his work runs the gamut from high abstraction to pure portraiture, extending itself conceptually as well as technically. The one unifying element between his stages of progression is his fascination with human interaction. Whether he deals with intimate scenes of couples or large crowds in hysteria, Cress pinpoints the drama in every interaction and depicts the various emotions that are the result.

“After two decades as Australia’s foremost abstractionist, Cress is now a committed realist, producing works of great power and presence which cover the gamut of human emotions and weaknesses: love, hate, lust, envy and greed. But he also paints works of great beauty and serenity, lyrical landscapes and architectural studies which are the stage for his human dramas. Academically trained and with a highly disciplined approach to his work. Cress has never let his public take him for granted. He has never allowed himself to become complacent or narrow in his thinking.” (Gavin Fry – Writer, Publisher and Museum Director From his book, “Fred Cress”, 2000)


United Galleries Perth
281 Newcastle Street, Northbridge, WA, 6003