Lezlie Tilley acquired by Newcastle Art Gallery

Art News from Australia. Published by MAY SPACE on Sunday 03 April 2016.

Lezlie Tilley, '53.Part' 2002 image

We are delighted to announce that Lezlie Tilley’s major work ’53. Part’ has been acquired by Newcastle Art Gallery.

This impressive work was produced through a careful procedure of addition and erasure, as the laser cut letters were applied to a plywood support and filled in with plaster, before the artist performed the laborious process of sanding and filling until the surface was flat and smooth. The words that punctuate the panel were extracted from a thesaurus and appear as though they are floating in a field of white.