Reuben Paterson Exhibitions

The Royal Queenstown Easter Show

4 Apr - 27 May 2015

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Artists

Exhibition Works

The Nebula NGC in Scorpius
Reuben Paterson The Nebula NGC in Scorpius (2014)
Bride and Groom 2
Pat Hanly Bride and Groom 2 (2000)
Times Arrow
Dick Frizzell Times Arrow (2007)
West Coast I
Neal Palmer West Coast I (2015)
Huia and Geometry
Paul Dibble Huia and Geometry (2014)
Spancock
Emily Valentine Spancock (2014)
Scallop Bowl #56 (Blue)
Ann Robinson Scallop Bowl #56 (Blue) (2013)
Astral
Mervyn Williams Astral (1996)
Harbour Scene
Toss Woollaston Harbour Scene
Halcyon
Galia Amsel Halcyon (2015)
Colyton
Karl Maughan Colyton (2010)
Bedtime
Dick Frizzell Bedtime (2008)
Gold Lens
John Edgar Gold Lens (2012)
Best Bet
Joanna Braithwaite Best Bet (2012)
Oscillate
Mark Mitchell Oscillate (2015)
Button
Martin Selman Button (2014)
Eve
Charlotte Handy Eve (2014)
Elle
Rick Swain Elle (2011)
Punakaiki Afternoon
Stanley Palmer Punakaiki Afternoon (2014)
The Gold of the Kowhai
Paul Dibble The Gold of the Kowhai (2014)
Oscillate People Part I
Andy Leleisi'uao Oscillate People Part I (2014)
Kowhaiwhai Jug (Clear)
Mike Crawford Kowhaiwhai Jug (Clear) (2015)
Blue Moon
John Edgar Blue Moon (2014)
Ngauruhoe
Michael Hight Ngauruhoe (2014)
The Breadth and Blood of Distant Lands III
Simon Edwards The Breadth and Blood of Distant Lands III (2013)
Flax Vase #10 (Pale Green / Yellow)
Ann Robinson Flax Vase #10 (Pale Green / Yellow) (2014)
Field Study 279
Mike Petre Field Study 279 (2014)
She'll Be Right
Nigel Brown She'll Be Right (2001)
Make Love Not War
Simon Clark Make Love Not War (2015)
Marakihau ko au - You will know me soon enough
John Walsh Marakihau ko au - You will know me soon enough (2014)
Echo Vase 11
Merilyn Wiseman Echo Vase 11 (2014)
Screenplay II
Garry Currin Screenplay II (2014)
Discus
John Edgar Discus (2014)
Mangatini Falls at Ngakawau Gorge 2013
Wayne Barrar Mangatini Falls at Ngakawau Gorge 2013 (printed 201)

Exhibition Text

Now in its sixth year, the Royal Queenstown Easter Show is a significant exhibition which exemplifies the extraordinary depth and breadth of contemporary New Zealand art.

It features a number of very important works – a fluid, sensuous landscape by Toss Woollaston, a surreal masterpiece (from 1973) by Brent Wong, a seminal vase and bowl by Ann Robinson, a definitive Bride and Groom (2000) stained glass work by Pat Hanly.

There are major sculptures by Paul Dibble, Neil Dawson and Terry Stringer. Rick Swain’s curvaceous, expressive freedom and revisionist approach to wood is to be seen in Elle.

Michael Hight’s Ngauruhoe (2014) is an exemplary painting, filled with clear light and subtle metaphors of work, time and place. Dick Frizzell’s Bedtime (2008) is a stylistic triumph, imbued with insight and tenderness. John Walsh’s deft Marakihau ko Au (2014) presents myth and the spirit world. Simon Edwards blends atmosphere, geology, distance and space in the poetic work on aluminium The Breadth and Blood of Distant Lands III (2013). Stanley Palmer’s paintings of the nikau palm of the West Coast have achieved iconic status as shown in Punakaiki Afternoon (2014).

She’ll be Right (2001) demonstrates Nigel Brown’s highly attuned ear for the vernacular of our lives. Similarly, Joanna Braithwaite builds humour and social bite in Best Bet (2012).

John Edgar’s rare sympathy for stone is demonstrated in three lens forms that hover and float. Mervyn Williams’ Astral (1996) is a superb example of his mastery of light and dark, his unparalleled capacity to create 3D illusion and visual phenomena.

There are new glass works by acclaimed artists, Galia Amsel and Mike Crawford; new paintings from Neal Palmer, Charlotte Handy, Andy Leleisi’uao, Garry Currin; photography by Wayne Barrar; ceramics by Arts Laureate Merrilyn Wiseman, the elegiac inventiveness of Mark Mitchell; and Emily Valentine’s species-defying Spancock (2014).