Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Signed up

Since we last posted on a Dick Frizzell painting in Moore Wilson’s store in Wellington, another huge work has appeared as a feature in the new supermarket. This is the scale of work you could imagine Frizzell putting into a Big Painting show, like that one back in 1971 that featured McCahon’s monster Gate III. Like McCahon, Frizzell has taken as a starting point the handmade signs you see on roadsides selling fruit and veg to passing motorists. A nice twist for the Frizzell painting is the way it has been seamlessly integrated into Moore Wilson’s own signage systems. A perfect storm of sign and signifier (we've always wanted to say that).
Images: Frizzell art at work in Moore Wilson, Wellington. Roadside inspiration.