trevor richards

the salt shed series

22 JANUARY - 25 FEBRUARY 2017

Trevor Richards continues to be inspired by pattern in this extraordinary exhibition of new artworks.

These patterns are most often found in the everyday, whether that be the terrazzo patterned floors in his own home, or the tessellated surfaces discovered on walls, floors and ceilings whilst travelling overseas. Architectural spaces and forms also continue to intrigue Richards. Indeed, the artworks in this exhibition are directly inspired by his chance encounter with The Salt Shed in Manhattan. This new building houses salt rock used to deal with snowy streets, and its facade has been described as looking like "a modern art painting come to life, all angles and edges." How appropriate that it has become the inspiration for Richards' new series of hard edge contemporary paintings.

Richards' immediate attraction to the Salt Shed is not surprising. Its geometric facade resonates with the shapes within many of his paintings from recent years. His new paintings continue to incorporate geometric shafts of colour that, especially in the more monochromatic works, imply a three dimensional surface, with the dark areas emulating shadow and the light becoming surfaces that appear to lean out towards the viewer. Also included in this exhibition are studies on paper, where Richards experiments with colour and shape combinations before embarking on large scale paintings. Perhaps the most impressive addition to this exhibition is the wallpaper designed by Richards that will span one of the gallery walls.

Trevor Richards has been exhibiting professionally for nearly 40 years and was included in the prestigious WA Focus series held at The Art Gallery of WA in 2016. He is also highly sought after for his public artworks which include work at the new Fiona Stanley Hospital, Turner Galleries facade, Roadworks at Curtin University, and the Mindarie Senior College Sports Hall. Richards' paintings and sculptures can be found in many important collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of WA, Artbank, University of WA, Murdoch University, Bankwest, Australian Capital Equity, Edith Cowan University and Royal Perth Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trevor richards artwork
an index of possibilities 1-60
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
20.5 x 31cm each
2015-2016
$450 each
trevor richards artwork
sketch 1 [SS series]
acrylic on paper
49 x 59cm
2016
$1,000
trevor richards artwork
sketch 2 [SS series]
acrylic on paper
49 x 59cm
2016
$1,000
trevor richards artwork
sketch 3 [SS series]
acrylic on paper
49 x 59cm
2016
$1,000
trevor richards artwork
sketch 4 [SS series]
acrylic on paper
49 x 59cm
2016
$1,000
trevor richards artwork
untitled 4 [salt shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
38.5 x 98cm
2016
$2,000
trevor richards artwork
sketch 5 [SS series]
acrylic on paper
49 x 59cm
2016
$1,000
trevor richards artwork
untitled 1 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
150 x 200cm
2016
$11,000
trevor richards artwork
untitled 2 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
70 x 123cm
2016
$5,000
trevor richards artwork
untitled 5 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
77 x 49cm
2016
$2,000
trevor richards artwork
future past
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
58 x 138cm
2016
$5,000
trevor richards artwork
wallpaper
woven polyester fabric
variable size
2016
POA
trevor richards artwork
untitled 3 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
115 x 118cm
2016
$5,500
trevor richards artwork
untitled 6 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
30.5 x 40.5cm
2016
$800
trevor richards artwork
untitled 7 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
30.5 x 40.5cm
2016
$800
trevor richards artwork
untitled 8 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
150 x 200cm
2016
$11,000
trevor richards artwork
untitled 9 [Salt Shed series]
acrylic polymer paint on canvas
38.5 x 49cm
2016
$1,000
trevor richards artwork
blueorangegreen
resin on mdf
30 x 30cm [x3]
2016
$1,200