By Definition

Vivian Cooper Smith, Claudia Dunes, Meighan Ellis, and Mish ONeil

21/05/19 to 10/06/19

By definition pulls together the work of four different artists who all react to the material world in very distinctive ways.

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Ben Foster

30/04/19 to 20/05/19

Ben Foster new exhibition Sculpture celebrates his most recognizable and loved works alongside a new playful series that sees the artist experiment with scale, colour and for the first time; movement.

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Stephen Ellis, Liam Gerrard, Julia Holderness, Cruz Jimenez, Simon Kaan, Claudia Kogachi, Damien Kurth, Wei Lun Ha, Paul Martinson, Brendan McGorry, Mandy Thomsett Taylor, Jon Tootill, Kate van der Drift

02/04/19 to 28/04/19

An exhibition of unframed works on paper by both stable and guest artists. Ranging in scale, subject and medium PAPER offers a delightful range of works.

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The Barnes Project

Brendan McGorry

12/03/19 to 31/03/19

Following a recent visit to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia McGorry again looks to art history and a lineage of painting to inform his very contemporary style of painting. Recreating the feel of the Barnes Foundation through charcoal rendering directly on the wall surrounding the repositioned historical compositions. With swirling mixes of translucent and opaque layers, dappled light and bold patterns the artist merges a multitude of techniques into his own unique style of painting.

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Those are my f-ing shoes

Claudia Kogachi

19/02/19 to 10/03/19

'Those are my f-ing shoes' is the next series of work by Kogachi, depicting scenes of competition or dispute with her mother, where the popular domestic bystander, the dog, is introduced. Quintessential of her painted scenes, we find sport and fun paired with relational issues that are teased out for our entertainment. 'Those are my f-ing shoes' features Kogachi's bright, bold and comical canvases with guest appearances from the dog, the humble muted referee. "If only one could clearly communicate to their dog, my mother and I would have had years and years of third party opinion on our disputes."

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Reflections on Being

Alan Pearson

29/01/19 to 17/02/19

For over sixty years British-born Alan Pearson has been one of the outstanding proponents of pure painting in New Zealand art. His work, densely complex, restlessly explorative, remains true to the ethos of Neo-Expressionism, alive with gesture, emotion and insight, rarely rivalled for technical mastery.

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Summer Showcase

Various Artists

17/12/18 to 27/01/19

Summer Showcase presents a forecast for 2019, offering a glimpse into the exciting programme of exhibitions and events that we have in store for the next 12 months. The gallery’s programme for 2019 includes major new exhibitions from our stable, curated group shows, and exhibitions from guest artists, as well as participation at local and international art fairs. Summer Showcase brings together impressive new pieces from our stable alongside exciting pieces from guest artists.

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Simon Kaan

27/11/18 to 09/12/18

Kaan’s work has previously been described as “contemporary and timeless,” a notion that seems to fit well with many of the indigenous relationships referenced in his artmaking. Like Chinese ink and wash works, Kaan’s paintings and prints are not just straightforward reproductions; his work is more of an attempt to capture the intangible or the spirit of a subject. Using a restrained colour palette, often monochromatic or sometimes monochromatic with a single burst of colour, Kaan’s landscapes are uncluttered, contemplative and leave space, as writer Claire Finlayson proposed, for a viewer to ‘breathe’.

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Ray Haydon

06/11/18 to 25/11/18

Negative space is defined by the solid objects it surrounds. This is one of the physical aspects of Ray Haydon’s sculptural practice that really matters; he is actively “painting” the air with materials to fabricate constructions in space.

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Jon Tootill

16/10/18 to 04/11/18

Kakapo (Night Parrot) The title Kakapo, or Night Parrot, suggests a playfulness with the colour and patterns that have their genesis in raranga (weaving/plating), tukutuku (wall panel weaving) and whakairo (carving). The colours of each painting do not refer to the colours of vegetation or birds as in previous works but more to the music of people such as Fats Domino, or Howard Morrison and Jerry Merito of the Howard Morrison Quartet, who were popular in the 1950/60’s. Their happy-go-lucky music infused life with colour.

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Elements of Euclid

Karyn Taylor

25/09/18 to 14/10/18

In this new body of work, ‘Elements of Euclid', Taylor is working with colour as an expression of light as she attempts to solidify it. She is exploring wave-particle duality, the concept in quantum mechanics that every particle or quantic entity may be partly described in terms not only of particles, but also of waves. The differing wavelengths that determine each colour, along with the solidity of the art object itself, recall these ideas in quantum physics.

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Kevin Capon, Scott Eady, Ben Foster, Wanda Gillespie, Paul Hartigan, Ray Haydon Damien Kurth, Paul Martinson, Brendan McGorry and Jon Tootill

11/09/18 to 23/09/18

This exciting exhibition offers you with a Sampler of artwork from a selection of Sanderson’s stable of artists. Sampler presents highlights of both new and existing work from Kevin Capon, Scott Eady, Ben Foster, Wanda Gillespie, Paul Hartigan, Ray Haydon, Damien Kurth, Paul Martinson, Brendan McGorry and Jon Tootill.

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Scott Eady

21/08/18 to 09/09/18

Scott Eady’s new exhibition Selves is an exploration of identity both personally and collectively, physically and online. Eady’s self-identity has largely been constructed through more than 20 years of exhibiting and making art, in particular sculptural works. In this new series of works, Eady reconsiders the self-portrait through the medium of painting - an art form entirely new to him – and thus, an opposition to the ‘self’ the artist has constructed in his former art making years.

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End of the Night

Cruz Jimenez

31/07/18 to 19/08/18

The poetic title of Cruz Jimenez’s new exhibition, End of the Night, encapsulates the emotive and personal nature of his work. While many of Jimenez’s paintings have contained the narrative of finding light in the dark and the shrouding darkness of nighttime, this exhibition suggests a new light, perhaps a new dawn for the artist.

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Various Artists

24/07/18 to 29/07/18

Each year, Auckland Art schools are asked to nominate their top Honours and Masters students for the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award, a non-acquisitional monetary award given to help launch emerging artists into successful careers in the arts. The winning artist will also be invited to mount a solo exhibition at Sanderson Contemporary in 2019. The 2018 nominated artists are Oliver King, Sholto Buck, Aydriannah Kataraina Tuiali’i, Monique Lacey, Hannah Rose Arnold, Alexander Schipper, Arapeta Ashton, Abbey Lyman, Chervelle Athena, Hannah Valentine, Scarlett Cibilich, Mish O’Neill, Yvonne Abercrombie, Danae Ripley, Priscilla Hunter, & Vaimoana Eves.

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Alan Ibell

03/07/18 to 22/07/18

The title Problemata is taken from Aristotle’s ancient philosophical text which poses questions across topics as diverse as ethics, the human body and meteorology. Fans of Ibell’s spare, questioning canvasses will instantly sense the connection as he continues to explore themes of the unconscious, dreams, psychological space and the fractured reflection or shadow double.

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Water Slows as it Rounds The Bend

Kate van der Drift

12/06/18 to 01/07/18

Water Slows as it Rounds the Bend is part of an ongoing investigation into the fragile ecology and transformation of the Hauraki Plains. This exhibition is part of the 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography CORE programme.

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