Future Fiction

Scott Gardiner

11/08/20 to 13/09/20

In 1975, the Hungarian-American psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi coined the expression “the flow”. Call it “the zone” or “mindfulness”, but essentially it is that moment of total, effortless, immersive concentration and energised joy in an activity. Two groups of people who often speak of this mental state are surfers and artists, with a surprising amount of overlap in communities by the sea. Scott Gardiner, also born in 1975, is a surfer who paints, or a painter who surfs, and the two are inexorably entwined in his love of the sea.

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Cruel Bloom II

Liam Gerrard

14/07/20 to 09/08/20

Liam Gerrard’s drawings lie in continual juxtaposition; ominous and familiar, terrifying but beautiful, wild yet meticulously captured on paper. Gerrard’s ability to both entice and disturb at once has continually informed the artist’s practice.

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Joy Ride

Katherine Throne

16/06/20 to 12/07/20

Katherine Throne’s debut exhibition with Sanderson Joy Ride places the viewer amongst the tangled sweet peas and blooming roses overhanging neighbourhood fences. Painted in thick oil paint, Throne’s flowers burst off the canvas unapologetically encroaching into the viewer’s space

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Retrospective

Alan Pearson

21/04/20 to 23/04/20

Coming soon...

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HARAKEKE

Jon Tootill

24/03/20 to 14/06/20

In ‘Harakeke’ the title generically covers the different types of native flax and cultivars from the mighty spceimen on the side of the road at Raungaiti Marae on State highway 27 ( whose leaves have recently been harvested ) to the multi coloured cultivars painted by British Artist and Curator Nerys Ann Johnson (1942 - 2001). The colour combinations taken from the Harakeke in different stages of growth and decay are selected by Adobe Capture then arranged in combinations for each artwork.

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Everyone Has A Horse Phase

Claudia Kogachi

25/02/20 to 22/03/20

Kogachi’s newest exhibition follows a fictional narrative of a group of New Zealand races horses who are on hiatus. These horses are tired of competing and simply want to enjoy the pleasantries of being a horse, to take a break and enjoy the summer holiday. Alas, their names are still painted within the picture, suggesting that they are still owned by someone and someday will have to endure returning to the tracks... but for now they are left to roam free, galloping through a forest, to graze or to swim. The work ranges from small ceramics to large landscape and portrait paintings depicting specific moments during their holiday, painted and sculpted in Kogachis flat figurative compositions.

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LIKE ICE IN THE SUNSHINE II

Simone Rosenbauer

28/01/20 to 23/02/20

Originally from Germany, internationally acclaimed artist Simone is currently based in Sydney. She has won and been selected for numerous national and international awards. Her work has been showcased in USA, Europe, Australia, Russia, Asia and Africa at places such as Aperture Gallery (NYC), Expo Chicago, Paris Photo, Laurence Miller Gallery (NYC), AIPAD (NYC), Musée d’Elysée (Switzerland), Les Rencontre d’Arles (France), Flash Forward Festival (Canada), Art Miami (USA) and PhotoSpring Festival Beijing (China).

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Summer Showcase

Multiple artists

03/12/19 to 26/01/20

This group exhibition highlights new works that our stable of artists have been working on throughout 2019, showcasing a range of scale and prices. We are excited to also preview works by artists debuting at Sanderson in 2020 forecasting what is to come in the new year.

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Works $550 - $2800

Multiple artists

03/12/19 to 25/01/20

Sanderson Gallery has curated a selection of works as a gift guide for the holiday season. This includes a range of mediums; photography, sculpture, paintings and drawings from our current stable of artists and a preview of new practitioners we will be exhibiting in 2020.

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Freeform

Ray Haydon

12/11/19 to 01/12/19

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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Call of the Ocean

Freeman White

22/10/19 to 10/11/19

Aotearoa’s lineage of landscape painting began with early colonisation and the visual documentation of the unique and foreign surroundings they encountered upon arrival. This fascination with capturing Aotearoa’s unique beauty has been a continual theme throughout the nation’s art history. Perhaps then unsurprising that this traditional artform has such sustaining power, as the beauty of Aotearoa’s landscape is a defining feature of cultural identity.

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Simon Kaan and Guests

Simon Kaan, Wi Taepa and Jon Tootill

01/10/19 to 20/10/19

Simon Kaan has carefully curated a show of both new works by the artist alongside works by Jon Tootill and Wi Taepa. Sanderson Gallery is excited to present new works by senior Maori clay artist Wi Taepa after his recent retrospective exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery. With 30 years of his art practise, Sanderson is pleased to exhibit a stunning a new suite of works by the artist.

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Aviary

Alan Ibell

10/09/19 to 29/09/19

In these new works Alan Ibell builds on an ongoing interest in the canvas as a confining space, in which figures and objects are fixed over the course of the painting process, with the white space of their surrounds a tantalising echo of the white walls of the gallery in which the works hang. Aviary explores this idea through two recurring motifs of confinement: one, the caged bird; and two, the book in which the bound pages contain a finite number of words and thus ideas.

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