Exhibitions

Summer Showcase by Various Artists

Summer Showcase

Various Artists

17 December to 27 January 2019

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.

Upcoming Room 1

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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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 that introduces the popular domestic bystander, the dog. Either asleep under the table or sitting next to the family sofa, the simple house pet witnesses day to day domestic activities, regularly going by unnoticed. Kogachi states "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." 'Those are my f-ing shoes' features Kogachis bright and comical canvases with guest appearances from the dog, the humble muted referee ...as well as some other furry spectators.

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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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Summer Showcase by Various Artists

Summer Showcase

Various Artists

17 December to 27 January 2019

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..

Upcoming Room 2

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Eva Dijkstra

29/01/19 to 17/02/19

Eva Dijkstra’s bold and colourful work straddles the junction between painting, sculpture, art and design. Following in the tradition of minimalist paintings and shaped canvasses, but picking up where her precursors left off. Presenting itself as minimal, or even non-objective, it is only after closer investigation the true work presents itself.

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Higher Thought Forms

Wanda Gillespie

12/03/19 to 31/03/19

Wanda Gillespie's mystical sculptures and photographed actions seek to transcend the every day. By using both traditional and contemporary craft techniques she attempts to challenge historical ideas of the artefact. Gillespie often develops written pieces supporting her installations, researching and referencing real historical events, creating slippages between real and imagined. The sculptures then become artefacts, validating the existence of her invented cultures.

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