John Parker Exhibitions

Small & Key

21 Nov 2015 - 10 Feb 2016

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Exhibition Works

Ahuriri
Michael Hight Ahuriri (2012)
Wairau
Michael Hight Wairau (2012)
Waitoa
Michael Hight Waitoa (2012)
Waihou
Michael Hight Waihou (2012)
Waikato
Michael Hight Waikato (2012)
White Cone [13-1]
John Parker White Cone [13-1] (2012)
White Spotted Cylinder [13-17]
John Parker White Spotted Cylinder [13-17] (2013)
The Calm Darkness
Simon Edwards The Calm Darkness (2012)
Another Country
Simon Edwards Another Country (2015)
Rorshach Slide
Simon Edwards Rorshach Slide (2015)
Black Mountains
Simon Edwards Black Mountains (2015)
Skyhigh Crop
Simon Edwards Skyhigh Crop (2015)
Table Setting
Joanna Braithwaite Table Setting (2015)
Giddy Up #4
Joanna Braithwaite Giddy Up #4 (2015)
Study for Pony Club
Joanna Braithwaite Study for Pony Club (2015)
Giddy Up #1
Joanna Braithwaite Giddy Up #1 (2015)
Local Legend #4
Joanna Braithwaite Local Legend #4 (2014)
Red China Vessel [13-40]
John Parker Red China Vessel [13-40] (2013)
Red Cone [13-4]
John Parker Red Cone [13-4] (2012)
Get Down on Your Knees Please XXXIV
Reuben Paterson Get Down on Your Knees Please XXXIV (2009/15)
Get Down on Your Knees Please XXXV
Reuben Paterson Get Down on Your Knees Please XXXV (2009/15)
Get Down on Your Knees V
Reuben Paterson Get Down on Your Knees V (2009/15)
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XVII
Reuben Paterson Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XVII (2014)
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XI
Reuben Paterson Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XI (2014)
Choirs of Plytadis Part II
Andy Leleisi'uao Choirs of Plytadis Part II (2013)
Polyneitus Spring Part XV
Andy Leleisi'uao Polyneitus Spring Part XV (2012)
Polyneitus Spring Part IV
Andy Leleisi'uao Polyneitus Spring Part IV (2012)
Polyneitus Spring Part X
Andy Leleisi'uao Polyneitus Spring Part X (2012)
Choirs of Luplatis Part II
Andy Leleisi'uao Choirs of Luplatis Part II (2013)
Black Crawled Orb [13-35]
John Parker Black Crawled Orb [13-35] (2012)
Black Crawled Zig-Zag Vase [13-30]
John Parker Black Crawled Zig-Zag Vase [13-30] (2013)
Fortifications II
Jenna Packer Fortifications II (2013)
Ceasefire and Exchange
Jenna Packer Ceasefire and Exchange (2013)
Signatories
Jenna Packer Signatories (2013)
New Fleet
Jenna Packer New Fleet (2013)
Timber Camp
Jenna Packer Timber Camp (2013)
Network No. 2 (Bowl Form)
Stephen Bradbourne Network No. 2 (Bowl Form) (2015)
Network No. 1 (Vase Form)
Stephen Bradbourne Network No. 1 (Vase Form) (2015)
Green Cellular No. 2 (Flattened Vase Form)
Stephen Bradbourne Green Cellular No. 2 (Flattened Vase Form) (2015)
Network No. 5 (Cylinder Form)
Stephen Bradbourne Network No. 5 (Cylinder Form) (2015)
Network No. 6 (Vase Form)
Stephen Bradbourne Network No. 6 (Vase Form) (2015)
Matt White Grooved Cylinder [13-57]
John Parker Matt White Grooved Cylinder [13-57] (2013)
Matt White Grooved Conical Bottle [13-69]
John Parker Matt White Grooved Conical Bottle [13-69] (2013)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxvi
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxvi (2013/14)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxxi
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxxi (2013/14)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - ii
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - ii (2013/14)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxv
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxv (2013/14)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - iv
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - iv (2013/14)
The Wrongdoing of Social Law
Lorene Taurerewa The Wrongdoing of Social Law (2009)
The Gentleman
Lorene Taurerewa The Gentleman (2014)
The Bearded Man
Lorene Taurerewa The Bearded Man (2014)
Donkschnorter
Lorene Taurerewa Donkschnorter (2014)
The Lone Hand
Lorene Taurerewa The Lone Hand (2014)
Lake and Dam at Birchville, Upper Hutt 2013
Wayne Barrar Lake and Dam at Birchville, Upper Hutt 2013 (printed 201)
The Shine Falls from Boundary Stream, Hawkes Bay 2013
Wayne Barrar The Shine Falls from Boundary Stream, Hawkes Bay 2013 (printed 201)
Waiatiu Falls, Whirinaki 2013
Wayne Barrar Waiatiu Falls, Whirinaki 2013 (printed 201)
Elvy Stream Waterfall, Pelorus 2013
Wayne Barrar Elvy Stream Waterfall, Pelorus 2013 (printed 201)
Shifting Waters on the Ohau Canal 2013
Wayne Barrar Shifting Waters on the Ohau Canal 2013 (printed 201)
Matt Purple Conical Necked Bottle [14-144]
John Parker Matt Purple Conical Necked Bottle [14-144] (2014)
Matt Purple Conical Bowl [14-148]
John Parker Matt Purple Conical Bowl [14-148] (2014)
Black Zig-Zag Bottle [13-31]
John Parker Black Zig-Zag Bottle [13-31] (2012)
Vortex Bottle [10-11]
John Parker Vortex Bottle [10-11] (2010)

Exhibition Text

Small and Key features eleven artists and media as diverse as glass, ceramic, photography, painting and drawing. It conclusively demonstrates that the small form is fundamental to each artist’s practice.

Joanna Braithwaite paintings are at once studies and narrative expositions, where core ideas and concepts are developed. Lorene Taurewera builds acute, speculative, haunting observations into character portraits that vibrate off the canvas into the viewer’s head space. Garry Currin implies and tricks and commands in ways that are unique, enthralling and very surprising, reminding us of the adage that in order to see first you must look and then look again.

Stephen Bradbourne’s new murine glass forms demonstrate a commanding array of technical skills and a wonderful colourist’s sensibility. Simon Edwards authoritatively develops fugitive atmospheres in a new mixed media approach. Wayne Barrar presents the poetic contrasts of light and dark, using this central device as a metaphor about our environmental stewardship.

Reuben Paterson explores abstracted rhythms, using portions of design and pattern as suggestive – culturally loaded - devices. John Parker’s famously understated ceramic objects utilise ascending/descending visual rhythms whilst simultaneously occupying and defining (positive and negative) space in multiple ways.

Andy Leleisi’uao’s hieroglyphic tales of heaven and hell, work and leisure, traverse time and place in never ending parables of human endeavour. Michael Hight uses a silhouette technique to isolate the mundane and ordinary and develop a surreal inflexion. Jenna Packer invents history, collapses time, connecting the improbable and impossible in ceaseless stories of cultural conflict that are also imbued with hope and possibility.

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