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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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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New Work

Damien Kurth

20/08/19 to 08/09/19

Damien Kurth’s practice explores the over-looked and understated beauty of the common place and largely unremarkable household items that reside in his studio.

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Shape of a Circle

Karyn Taylor

30/07/19 to 18/08/19

In 'Shape of a Circle' Karyn Taylor continues to explore ideas around geometry. She is interested in the notion that it can hold an influencing resonance along with it’s ability to describe the intrinsic order of the universe. Taylor takes the square and the circle as her building blocks for a new encoding of space and time.

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Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

Various artists

23/07/19 to 28/07/19

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 2020. The nominated artists are Jacob Abdale Vague, Andrea Bolima, Julie Cromwell, Leicester Elias, Ella Mangan, Gerry Parke, Karlin Raju, Kate Russell, Raymond Sagapolutele, Bailey Simpson, Charleen Singh, Sheree Stone, Gabriel Tiongson, Edward Wheeler

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Thoughts of Memory

Cruz Jimenez

02/07/19 to 21/07/19

As the exhibition title suggests, Thoughts of Memory is a deeply reflective show for the artist. Abstract nostalgia from artist Cruz Jimenez’s life in both California and New Zealand is transferred to his canvases in an evocative wash of dripping golds with a more solid memory forming from time to time.

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Cruel Bloom

Liam Gerrard

11/06/19 to 01/07/19

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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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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