The New Colony: from Bierstadt to Neuromancer, painting by Peter Daverington
The New Colony: from Bierstadt to Neuromance, painting by Peter Daverington.
2008-09, oil and enamel on canvas, 183 x 183cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of the Robert Salzer Foundation, 2011.
Contact Gippsland Art Gallery.Copyright
Reproduced courtesy the artist.
In his painting In The New Colony, Peter Daverington freely adapts Albert Bierstadt’s 1868 painting In the Sierras but melds it with an unlikely incursion of virtual elements. Referencing the grid and early computer animation, he introduces a series of floating steps that lead the viewer into Bierstadt’s Romantic utopia. The painting was featured in the Gippsland Art Gallery exhibition New Romantics in 2011.