John Parker Exhibitions

Spring Catalogue

19 Sept - 11 Nov 2015

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Artists

Exhibition Works

Ngauruhoe
Michael Hight Ngauruhoe (2014)
Wairua
Israel Birch Wairua (2014)
The Ark
Paul Dibble The Ark (2006/08)
Let Time Be Still Ptg 1
Nigel Brown Let Time Be Still Ptg 1 (2006)
Hay Rack
Dick Frizzell Hay Rack (2012)
Bleeding Bowl [12-01]
John Parker Bleeding Bowl [12-01] (2012)
Appointment #7
Darryn George Appointment #7 (2015)
Blue Moon
John Edgar Blue Moon (2014)
WA
Zena Elliott WA (2014)
Mickey to Tiki (Reversed)
Dick Frizzell Mickey to Tiki (Reversed) (2012)
Scallop Bowl #57 (Yellow / Amber)
Ann Robinson Scallop Bowl #57 (Yellow / Amber) (2014)
Ice Slice
Neil Frazer Ice Slice (2015)
Rakaumangamanga, 20th October
Robert Ellis Rakaumangamanga, 20th October (1980)
Curved Vase #2 (Semillon)
Ann Robinson Curved Vase #2 (Semillon) (2013)
Good Times
Paul Dibble Good Times (2014)
Japonica - For Midge
Layla Walter Japonica - For Midge (2008)
Summit Apparition
Simon Edwards Summit Apparition (2015)
Bunce
Katherine Smyth Bunce (2014)
Takaro
Karl Maughan Takaro (2015)
Iridescent Light
Paul Martinson Iridescent Light (2013)
Echo Vase 11
Merilyn Wiseman Echo Vase 11 (2014)
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XXII
Reuben Paterson Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XXII (2014)
Family Outing
Harry Watson Family Outing (2013)
Ngā Tuaitara o Taikehu (Black & Red)
Te Rongo Kirkwood Ngā Tuaitara o Taikehu (Black & Red) (2014)
Discus
John Edgar Discus (2014)
White Ungrooved Cone [12-08]
John Parker White Ungrooved Cone [12-08] (2012)
Toki Titaha
Chris Bailey Toki Titaha (2014)
Still Life with Toy Parachute
Michael Shepherd Still Life with Toy Parachute (1980)
From the Banks of Waipahatu Toward Punehu Falls, The Catlins 2013
Wayne Barrar From the Banks of Waipahatu Toward Punehu Falls, The Catlins 2013 (printed 201)
Spikes
Neil Dawson Spikes (2015)
Holy Hapuka
Harry Watson Holy Hapuka (2015)
Off Shore
Paul Dibble Off Shore (2012)
Cloud 10
Neil Dawson Cloud 10 (2013)
From the Banks of Waipahatu Toward Pouriwai Falls, The Catlins 2013
Wayne Barrar From the Banks of Waipahatu Toward Pouriwai Falls, The Catlins 2013 (printed 201)
The Gold of the Kowhai
Paul Dibble The Gold of the Kowhai (2014)
Plain Song: Three Part Lyric Suite - Study for Blue
J S Parker Plain Song: Three Part Lyric Suite - Study for Blue (2014)
Woman Between Past and Future
Terry Stringer Woman Between Past and Future (2014)
Large Squash Vessel White with Green Stripe
Katherine Smyth Large Squash Vessel White with Green Stripe (2007)
Black Halos 24
Neil Dawson Black Halos 24 (2015)
Big Time
Jenna Packer Big Time (2015)
Under Scrutiny I (Study for Sign Over)
Graham Bennett Under Scrutiny I (Study for Sign Over) (2015)
Bleeding Bowl [12-03]
John Parker Bleeding Bowl [12-03] (2012)
Our Land - White
Rachel Murphy Our Land - White (2015)

Exhibition Text

The 2015 Spring Catalogue exhibition features a major sculptural work by Paul Dibble, The Ark (2006/08).

Te Rongo Kirkwood (currently exhibiting at the prestigious De Young Museum, San Francisco) combines the traditions of Maori weaving, cape design and contemporary glass, producing transformative objects that recreate ideas, alter time and space.

Michael Hight’s Ngauruhoe (2014) is a masterful painting. The beehives dominate the foreground but slide away at an angle which takes the eye up. Location and season is revealed as the subject but the apparent simplicity of that is contradicted by contrasts.

Israel Birch is included for the first time with a wonderful, trademark painting where the interplay of light, surface, pattern and form combine in a constant, restless state of flux.

Robert Ellis’ Rakaumangamanga, 20th October (1980) is prominently featured in the new major publication on his work.

Harry Watson makes myths, using a blend of painting and carving techniques founded in the varying traditions of Maori and Pakeha cultures. In Holy Hapuka (2015) and Family Outing (2013) Watson employs metaphors of post-colonialism while he collapses time and invents moments of magic.

Neil Frazer’s Ice Slice (2015) is not a conventional landscape but his command of reality is so profound that it is as if it has been hewn from the landscape itself.

Neil Dawson’s Spikes (2015) references his on-going Cloud series and the earthquakes in Christchurch with its double-ended spire alluding directly to the fates of the Cathedral and those who perished.

There are major works by Jenna Packer, Ann Robinson and Terry Stringer.

Dick Frizzell’s Hay Rack (2012) is a stroke on stroke visual poem to the everyday and often overlooked rural reality.

Wayne Barrar is represented by two exquisite photographs of Catlins waterfalls.

Spring Catalogue 2015 also includes key works by John Edgar, Michael Shepherd, Layla Walter, Simon Edwards, Darryn George, Zena Elliott, Nigel Brown and JS Parker.