Future Exhibitions

The Review

25 Sept - 19 Oct 2021

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Exhibition Works

Tuls
Ben Pearce Tuls (2021)
Folv
Ben Pearce Folv (2021)
Phuno
Ben Pearce Phuno (2020)
Kawa
Ben Pearce Kawa (2021)
Mata Whero
Robert Jahnke Mata Whero (2021)
Mata Kahurangi
Robert Jahnke Mata Kahurangi (2021)
Small Lattice No. 356
Ian Scott Small Lattice No. 356 (2008)
Small Lattice No. 353
Ian Scott Small Lattice No. 353 (2009)
Lattice No. 161
Ian Scott Lattice No. 161 (1987)
Lattice No. 35
Ian Scott Lattice No. 35 (1978)
Garden of Eden (10-6-20)
Darryn George Garden of Eden (10-6-20) (2020)
A River Flowing Out of Eden #8
Darryn George A River Flowing Out of Eden #8 (2020)
Waterlilies #3
Darryn George Waterlilies #3 (2020)
Waterlilies #4
Darryn George Waterlilies #4 (2021)
Garden of Eden (17-2-21)
Darryn George Garden of Eden (17-2-21) (2021)
Tiki 40 B7
Neil Adcock Tiki 40 B7 (2021)
Tiki 39 B6
Neil Adcock Tiki 39 B6 (2021)
Tiki 37 B4
Neil Adcock Tiki 37 B4 (2021)
Tiki 34 S1
Neil Adcock Tiki 34 S1 (2021)
The Lightning Speed of the Past II
Garry Currin The Lightning Speed of the Past II (2019)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxxi
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxxi (2013/14)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxviii
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - xxviii (2013/14)
Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - ii
Garry Currin Hints for the Incomplete Traveller - ii (2013/14)
Occupied Territory - Borders
Garry Currin Occupied Territory - Borders (2010)

Exhibition Text

The Review 2021 develops an extended conversation about structure and symbol.

Darryn George celebrates the essential spirit of all kind. Utilising a bright and celebratory palette he presents life as if a stage. He compartmentalises this into those watching and those participating, using the metaphors and allegories of Christian belief as the core narratives in endless questions about what do we value and what do we believe?

Robert Jahnke uses the infinity of optical effect and the diverse plurality of ‘X’ in his acclaimed neon lightboxes: does it denote the spot; is it the number ten; the core structure of weaving? All these things? At once? Grounded in matauranga Maori as a way of knowing Jahnke co-joins narratives of time and cultural wisdom.

Neil Adcock using pounamu renews - as he examines - the traditions and vocabulary of the ‘tiki’. Presenting pounamu in thin slices, Adcock reveals the stone itself to have an internal atmospheric palette that is strongly suggestive of landscapes and other things. Significant amongst the numerous attributes of these time-travelling works is the distinct character and individual personality revealed with each tiki.

Ian Scott’s Lattice works - acknowledged as one of the most important extended series in New Zealand art - while never intended by him to be anything but an exploration of abstracted structure and colour chromatics, are now read by the audience with significant – culturally informed – weaving patterns and techniques added. Fully demonstrating the adage that important art comes to have a life of its own, the Ian Scott lattices undoubtedly remain one of the most considerable and foundation achievements in and of New Zealand art.

Ben Pearce’s corten-steel sculptures ceaselessly alter from one viewing position to another. Utilising an abstracted cubist language of geometric shapes rising like branches off a twisting trunk, Pearce embellishes the flattened planes by articulating edges, folding and disrupting angles. This playful yet cerebral process of adding and subtracting, of presence and absence, builds a most distinctive language of ever-altering forms in space.