At Home With Your Collection
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Today on At Home With Your Collection, we’re in Adelaide with Paul Greenaway OAM, director of GAGPROJECTS. The prominent gallerist’s collection features works by local artists he has represented, alongside works by international artists of worldwide renown.
Greenaway stands below The Wedge by Juan Davila (represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane), purchased from the artist directly. A sculpture by Ariel Hassan (represented by GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide) occupies the floor, with works by Jenny Watson (represented by Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide) and Diego Rivera in the background.
“Juan Davila gave me some great exhibitions while he showed with me,” says Greenaway. “I remember him saying that this work was one that those only interested in ‘decorating their homes’ would never buy as it hangs out into a room. The theme of the work was and remains so important as it deals with the relationship between First Nation peoples and Europeans, and with issues around gender identity.”
In a bedroom hangs Louise Bourgeois’ work Crochet V, 1998, purchased at ARCO Art Fair in 1999.
“I had been a long-time fan of this artist and while I can’t afford a major work, this piece is technically amazing and so strong in its simplicity as a single cast paper.”