Chris Charteris Exhibitions

The Review

3 Aug - 24 Sept 2019

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Exhibition Works

Navarra Pātiki Kikorangi
Robert Jahnke Navarra Pātiki Kikorangi (2014)
Ancestral Connection
Robert Jahnke Ancestral Connection (2004)
Hidden Depths
Graham Bennett Hidden Depths (2006/18)
Graham Bennett PoDs (2008)
Rimu Close
Karl Maughan Rimu Close (2019)
Karl Maughan Waikuku (2019)
Karl Maughan Parnassus (2019)
Māra #7
Darryn George Māra #7 (2019)
A Strong East Wind #4
Darryn George A Strong East Wind #4 (2016)
Murmur Dome (Radiant Blue)
Neil Dawson Murmur Dome (Radiant Blue) (2018)
Reflections - Willow
Neil Dawson Reflections - Willow (2017)
Neil Dawson Florasphere (2018)
Misty Barn
Dick Frizzell Misty Barn (2015)
Roman Candle
Simon Richardson Roman Candle (2019)
Eben Afloat
Simon Richardson Eben Afloat (2018)
Cervine Shroud
Cat Auburn Cervine Shroud (2015)
Michael Shepherd Parable (2016)
Michael Shepherd Middle-Earth (2016)
Under the Volcano
Phil Brooks Under the Volcano (2019)
Mambo Vessel (Large)
Phil Brooks Mambo Vessel (Large) (2019)
Lisa Reihana Diva (2007)
Urban Warrior
Lisa Reihana Urban Warrior (2007)
Orator's Tool
Chris Charteris Orator's Tool (2018)
Arcadia with Kiwis
Nigel Brown Arcadia with Kiwis (2015-17)
Biosphere Crisis
Nigel Brown Biosphere Crisis (2015)
NZ Little Bittern
Nigel Brown NZ Little Bittern (2016/17)

Exhibition Text

The Review 2019 includes new works by Phil Brooks, Neil Dawson, Darryn George and Karl Maughan.

There are numerous and considerable conversations going on across the exhibition as a whole about our physical and spiritual environment (Nigel Brown’s Arcadia with KiwisNeil Dawson’s spherical Florasphere) and about how we have accorded cultural significance with symbolic and exulted status to unique and distinguishing animals, places, plants and birds.

Michael Shepherd, recently the subject of a major survey exhibition at Waikato Museum and an important book by Elizabeth Rankin, examines the multi-layered myths of the Otago landscape. Phil Brooks’ stoneware bowls, assured and resolute, seem to have emerged from the landscape itself.

Robert Jahnke’s neon masterwork, Navarra Patiki Kikorangi, is an infinity device with the pattern explicitly referencing carving techniques and the symbol for flounder.

Lisa Reihana’s beautiful Diva and powerful Urban Warrior from the acclaimed Digital Marae series traverse time, place and politics.

Karl Maughan, in Parnassus and Rimu Close, is looking down at the architecture of the garden. Simultaneously abstract and representational, Maughan uses the particular languages of each colour to evoke and elicit, building remarkable sensations, musical tones and distinct atmospheres. 

Simon Richardson turns the epic and the ordinary into visual parables, dreams and moments of wonder. Chris Charteris’ Orator’s Tool speaks of all Pacific cultures, as does Graham Bennett in marvelously detailed iconography, shapes and patterns that talk of sea journeys and endless interconnections.

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