Exhibitions

A Place To Stand by Natasha Wright

A Place To Stand

Natasha Wright

26 January to 15 March 2021

Natasha Wright is a New Zealand born artist based in New York. She creates large-scale paintings, which fuse figuration and abstraction. Wright explores ideas of gender, sexuality, power and aggression. Her work critiques the representation of females throughout history alongside contemporary references.

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An Implicate Order

Karyn Taylor

23/03/21 to 19/04/21

Theoretical physicist David Bohm envisioned a model of reality called “The Implicate Order” which states that there is a deeper and more fundamental order of reality. It is like an underlying field of undivided wholeness which can be unfolded into an abstraction of forms in time and space, and again be enfolded back into the whole – a continuous dance between wave and particle, material and immaterial.

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Mystery and Reason: A Retrospective

Alan Pearson

15/04/21 to 17/05/21

Mercurial in nature, Alan Pearson had an ability to switch from expressionist representation to abstraction while revealing the underlying spirit and psyche in a person or place. When discovering a new location and needing to understand and establish the resident form, colour and light, he would use the old academic methods; landscape, still life, life drawing and portraiture. That method formed the basis of any artistic narrative he subsequently chose to articulate. The diversity in imagery in this exhibition is offset by unifying colours and his expression of what it means to give life meaning.

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Emerging Artists 2021 by Multiple Artists

Emerging Artists 2021

Multiple Artists

26 January to 16 March 2021

This exhibition provides a platform for emerging New Zealand artists, giving viewers insight into the practices’ of these talented artists, whose careers are ones to watch. Featuring work by Penelope Civil, Jorden Clifton, North Madison Cowper, John Crouch, Daphne Espiritu, Alora May and John Shen..

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Haberdashery

Molly Timmins

23/03/21 to 19/04/21

Haberdashery utilises embroidery and paint individually, alongside, and in collision with one another in order to blur the line between painting and craft. This is to examine the hierarchies of these materials both on the canvas, and within the art world.

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Sweet and Sour

Kate van der Drift

20/04/21 to 17/05/21

Kate van der Drift's new exhibition Sweet and Sour is a continuation of the artist’s exploration into the fragile ecology and transformation of the Hauraki Plains.

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