Ian Scott

Lattice No. 90

Lattice No. 90 by Ian Scott

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Well over two hundred lattice paintings were made by Ian Scott between 1976 and 1982. There is no subject 'inside' the work, the whole canvas is the subject. An illusion of interwoven space is created by six bands of colour, three running each way, on a black ground. The colours are there to generate feeling, and hark back to the bright, eternal summer in Scott's figurative paintings from 1968-1972. Maori weaving, and the New Zealand built environment, are recalled by the lattices. Here are the patterns of stained glass, garden trellises, brightly painted roofs and awnings stretching out in brilliant sunshine.

from 'Cross Current's exhibition, 1991

Lattice No. 90
Production date
acrylic on canvas
1847 x 1844 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2015
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Other ID
C1994/1/90 Old Accession Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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