UNTITLED STUDY (PHONE CALL)
Selected by our curatorial team, The Brunswick Street Gallery Prize is awarded to an artist whose entry is indicative of a practice that we are excited to support, awarding them with an exhibition with us in the upcoming 2023-24 exhibition schedule.
With this, Brunswick Street Gallery is pleased to present a Brunswick Street Gallery Prize to Peter Tankey for their painting Untitled Study (Phone Call).
Of this piece, Brunswick Street Gallery issued a joint statement:
‘During the install process, our curators were drawn to Peter Tankey’s Untitled Study (Phone Call). Its enigmatic use of light and composition place the viewer at the scene of an accident, depicting the unfolding chaos of a car crash. Onlookers are ominously illuminated by the intense red of taillights, with an unseen car’s headlights casting a cinematic spotlight on the emergency call taking place. With these key elements, Tankey’s painting demonstrates how a powerful narrative can stretch beyond the frame, prompting the viewer to ask questions as they observe as passive witness to the scene. A deftly painted study, we are excited to see this body of work develop as the recipient of the Brunswick Street Gallery solo exhibition prize.’
The Brunswick Street Gallery Prize winner will be awarded a $1500 contribution towards a solo exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery in 2023-24.
Image: Untitled Study (Phone Call), Peter Tankey, oil on canvas, 28x33cm framed.