Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 19
HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.
  • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.
  • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.

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HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.

TIME, BOUND IN SPACE

oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘57; also signed and titled on the reverse
24 ins x 22 ins; 61 cms x 55.9 cms

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $6,490
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“...Hortense Gordon embraced the rule that art is an endless search and experiment. Her life work thus is a gradual scintillating flight towards abstraction.” Drawing inspiration from the rawness and splendour of Cubism, Gordon creates a juxtaposition of shapes, colour and energy. Time, Bound in Space is an impulsive burst; the calibres, spindles and ruby jewels of a watch sprung from its case. Gears and pivots, resemble planetary orbs, non-objective and boundless despite the work’s title.

Literature:

Iris Nowell, Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art, Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 2010, page 263 for a similar work entitled Orange and Yellows Bound in Space, 1952.

Ian Vorres, “Work of Gordons seen part of city tradition,” Hamilton Spectator, May 11, 1957.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Ontario

Exhibited:

88th Annual Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, March 1960.

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Artist Groups: Painters Eleven
Medium: Paintings
Signed