Reuben Paterson Exhibitions

Summer Show

8 Dec 2012 - 13 Feb 2013

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Exhibition Works

Haeata/Dawn and Porehu/Dusk after Michelangelo's Tomb for the Medici
Paul Dibble Haeata/Dawn and Porehu/Dusk after Michelangelo's Tomb for the Medici (2002)
Groove Flower
Nigel Brown Groove Flower (2006)
Grasp
Graham Bennett Grasp (2008)
The Crowing Cockerel, the Fox and the Wallaby
Ray Ching The Crowing Cockerel, the Fox and the Wallaby (2007)
Occupied Territory
Garry Currin Occupied Territory (2007)
Amorphism (Yellow)
Christine Cathie Amorphism (Yellow) (2010)
Wildfire
Simon Edwards Wildfire (2011)
Swirl - Red Gulls
Neil Dawson Swirl - Red Gulls (2012)
Mickey to Tiki (Reversed)
Dick Frizzell Mickey to Tiki (Reversed) (2012)
At the Exact Same Moment
Marc Blake At the Exact Same Moment (2012)
Python
Hannah Kidd Python (2012)
Harbour Cone, Otago, at Dawn
Justin Boroughs Harbour Cone, Otago, at Dawn (2012)
Ra Tapu Te Rawhiti, 3 Hune 1990
Robert Ellis Ra Tapu Te Rawhiti, 3 Hune 1990 (1990)
Boat on the Fish of Maui
Paul Dibble Boat on the Fish of Maui (2008)
Doba Necklace
Bridie Henderson Doba Necklace (2012)
Gyre
Neil Frazer Gyre (2011)
Urn 1
Hannah Kidd Urn 1 (2012)
After the Ball
Dick Frizzell After the Ball (2012)
Cube (Orange / Red)
John Edgar Cube (Orange / Red) (2008)
Ulugali'i Samoa; Samoan Couple
Yuki Kihara Ulugali'i Samoa; Samoan Couple (2005)
Thus the Whirligig
Linda Holloway Thus the Whirligig (2008)
Softened Landscape II
Wendy Fairclough Softened Landscape II (2009)
Tipu III (Spiral)
David Trubridge Tipu III (Spiral) (2012)
Times Arrow (2007)
Dick Frizzell Times Arrow (2007)
Too Much is Never Enough (Yellow Base)
Sue Hawker Too Much is Never Enough (Yellow Base) (2011)
Lattice No. 158
Ian Scott Lattice No. 158 (1987)
Embarrassed by Nature
Trevor Moffitt Embarrassed by Nature (1994)
drippingingold
Richard Orjis drippingingold (2012)
You Can't Fool the Fat Man
Gary Waldrom You Can't Fool the Fat Man (2011/12)
Tim Burn - Left Branch
Bruce Hunt Tim Burn - Left Branch (2007/08)
Red Canoe Paddle [15750]
Luke Jacomb Red Canoe Paddle [15750] (2011)
Port Chalmers
Jenna Packer Port Chalmers (2012)
Calculation
Mervyn Williams Calculation (2002)
Fue Tagata; Ghostly Bodies
Yuki Kihara Fue Tagata; Ghostly Bodies (2004)
Pa'ceania Part 2 - V
Andy Leleisi'uao Pa'ceania Part 2 - V (2010)
Le Dossier 3 (v)
Christine Webster Le Dossier 3 (v) (2006)
Saltmarsh Hangar
Jenna Packer Saltmarsh Hangar (2011)
Science
Peter James Smith Science (2012)
Colyton
Karl Maughan Colyton (2010)
Portrait of Celina
Sue Hawker Portrait of Celina (2012)
Kahu - Captive of Tane
Rebecca Harris Kahu - Captive of Tane (2010)
After the Storm - Piopiotahi - January 1923
Stanley Palmer After the Storm - Piopiotahi - January 1923 (2012)
Divide - Lei 3
Emily Siddell Divide - Lei 3 (2005)
Ngauruhoe And Rock, 1986
Wayne Barrar Ngauruhoe And Rock, 1986
Presence I
Elizabeth Rees Presence I (2008)
Plate 16
Neil Dawson Plate 16 (2011)
River Road I
Ross Ritchie River Road I (1992/93)
Tanzen (To Dance)
Lorraine Rastorfer Tanzen (To Dance) (2008)
Still Life for Keith and Ernie #8 [11-1-13]
John Parker Still Life for Keith and Ernie #8 [11-1-13] (2009-11)
Untitled
Pat Hanly Untitled (1995)
Landscape Bowl
Ann Robinson Landscape Bowl (2009/12)
Arbor Spiritus
Anita DeSoto Arbor Spiritus (2011)
Black Carnival #59 - Keng Bound in Red Silk
Christine Webster Black Carnival #59 - Keng Bound in Red Silk (1993-97)
This Little Light of Mine
Reuben Paterson This Little Light of Mine (2011)
Le Dossier 3 (iii)
Christine Webster Le Dossier 3 (iii) (2006)
The Strong Must Lead the Weak
Lorene Taurerewa The Strong Must Lead the Weak (2008)

Exhibition Text

A richness of paintings, works on paper and sculpture comprises the Summer Show at Milford Galleries Dunedin. Featured artists include Nigel Brown, Lorene Taurerewa, Stanley Palmer, Gary Waldrom, Marc Blake, Simon Edwards, Andy Leleisi’uao and Mervyn Williams.

Painters Robert Ellis, Ray Ching, and Neil Frazer are represented by works significant in both scope and scale. Frazer’s obvious enjoyment of the painting process is seen in every solid swirl of paint on the canvas; the implausibility of its subject matter and deft realism of its execution combine in Ray Ching’s contradictory The Crowing Cockerel, the Fox and the Wallaby while Ellis’ glowing Ra Tapu Te Rawhiti 3 Hune 1990 is replete with symbols sourced from both Maori and European narratives.

Strong forms and patterns thread through the 3-dimensional works on display. The exuberance of Sue Hawker’s pate de verre vessels and minute detailing in Neil Dawson’s laser-cut wall sculptures are complemented by the calm simplicity evidenced in works by Ann Robinson, Graham Bennett and Wendy Fairclough. The roughened texture and rusty tones of Hannah Kidd’s curvaceous Urn find unexpected echoes in Paul Dibble’s magnificent bronze Dawn and Dusk figures.

The photographic works on display reveal a diverse range of concerns and practices. Wayne Barrarr takes a traditional mountain view and turns it into an intimate picture; Christine Webster’s Le dossier works are also intimate, but confront and disturb the viewer. Young photographers Richard Orjis and Shigeyuki Kihara are both interested in visual constructions of society; Orjis examines ideas of conspicuous consumption and Kihara the role of the colonial gaze in fashioning images of Pasifika culture.

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