Nigel Brown Exhibitions

Staging Post

25 Jun - 17 Aug 2016

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Exhibition Works

SL 224
Jude Rae SL 224 (2007)
Cactus Vase (Red)
Ann Robinson Cactus Vase (Red) (2013)
Plain Song: The Light Plain - The Wide Blue Yonder
J S Parker Plain Song: The Light Plain - The Wide Blue Yonder (2015)
Moraine
Simon Edwards Moraine (2016)
Content
Israel Birch Content (2012)
A Black Union Jack
Ralph Hotere A Black Union Jack (1989/90)
Ancestral Connection
Robert Jahnke Ancestral Connection (2004)
Pungarehu
Reuben Paterson Pungarehu (2016)
Still Life with Red Jug
Dick Frizzell Still Life with Red Jug (2009)
Italic (Orange/Red)
Christine Cathie Italic (Orange/Red) (2016)
Castle Hill
Simon Edwards Castle Hill (2015)
Skyscrapers
Paul Dibble Skyscrapers (2014)
Seism
Mark Mitchell Seism (2016)
Bird in Space, Ashburton
Kate Woods Bird in Space, Ashburton (2015)
Moving Forwards, Looking Back
Paul Dibble Moving Forwards, Looking Back (2000)
Railway Cutting
Dick Frizzell Railway Cutting (2001)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - ii
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - ii (2013/14)
Black Halos 24
Neil Dawson Black Halos 24 (2015)
Ngā Manu a Māui: The Birds of Māui I
Robert Jahnke Ngā Manu a Māui: The Birds of Māui I (2009-12)
Marey, Balla
Kate Woods Marey, Balla (2015)
Field Study 281
Mike Petre Field Study 281 (2014)
Plain Song: Three Part Lyric Suite - Study for Autumn
J S Parker Plain Song: Three Part Lyric Suite - Study for Autumn (2014)
Woven Kohatu
Chris Charteris Woven Kohatu (2015)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xvii
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xvii (2013/14)
Piwakawaka
Nigel Brown Piwakawaka (2014)
Aries
Charlotte Handy Aries (2015)
Plain Song: Study for Slipstream
J S Parker Plain Song: Study for Slipstream (2015)
Forces of Land and Ocean [20309]
Chris Charteris Forces of Land and Ocean [20309] (2016)
Tuateawa Cross
Chris Charteris Tuateawa Cross (2015)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - iv
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - iv (2013/14)
Jolt
Mark Mitchell Jolt (2016)
Field Study 284
Mike Petre Field Study 284 (2014)
Balla, Edgerton
Kate Woods Balla, Edgerton (2015)
Signature (Pale Steel Blue)
Christine Cathie Signature (Pale Steel Blue) (2016)
West Coast II
Neal Palmer West Coast II (2015)
Choosing an Apple 1 (Model)
Paul Dibble Choosing an Apple 1 (Model) (2012)
Submerge
Mark Mitchell Submerge (2016)
Turning Head
Terry Stringer Turning Head (2015)

Exhibition Text

Staging Post is an exceptional exhibition. It features major museum standard works such as the important A Black Union Jack (1989/90) by Ralph Hotere; the quintessential geometric Dibble masterpiece Moving Forwards, Looking Backwards (2000); the superb Ann Robinson Cactus Vase (Red) (2013).

There are wonderful new works by JS Parker, such as The Light Plain: The Wide Blue Yonder (2015); Simon Edwards Moraine is a startling evocation of light and dark contrasts, location, distance, the rhythms of line. Kate Woods’ new photographs talk across time, media and style. Mark Mitchell’s breath-taking development as a ceramist of national importance is again demonstrated in a resolute suite of works, where pattern and the delicacies of scale are continuously explored. Reuben Paterson adds to his acclaimed Aroma of Black series with the remarkably dexterous, beautiful, still-life Pungarehu (2016).

Robert Jahnke’s kauri peg and the mirrored surface of Ancestral Connection (2004) is an unmistakable, powerfully political work about land use and land confiscation. Chris Charteris’ Woven Kohatu (2015) and Forces of Land and Ocean 1 (2016) reveal the vagaries of stone and his unique collaboration with nature. Christine Cathie’s sequential development of a distinctive, increasingly calligraphic, visual language is shown in three new glass works, where the forms seem to float and be drawn in air.

There are also key works by Israel Birch, Jude Rae, Terry Stringer and Dick Frizzell.