Australian painter Gordon Bennett died of heart failure on June 3 at the age of 58. He was lauded for his contributions to Aboriginal art, while challenging prescribed categories of identity, race and representation. Through appropriation and abstraction, Bennett developed a distinct style that subverted tropes from the Western canon to formulate his own postcolonial critique. His works were recently shown in the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014) and Documenta 13 (2012).
On April 14, the third…