The Review 2023 features new and recent works.
The floral subject is one of the dominant conversations of art: Darryn George explores the literal, celebratory and spiritual references of it. Michael McHugh exaggerates scale and reveals a rhythmic entwined botanical world, hidden from view. Simon Clark builds parables of time past and substantial metaphors of national and personal identity.
Damien Kurth explores spatial essences and the mystical relationships between objects. Mark Mitchell’s acclaimed ceramics play with perception, pattern and form in a unique manner. Tania Patterson’s work – part tableaux, part sculpture and still life – pays homage to our native birds, fish and frogs.
Neil Frazer strips the New Zealand alpine landscape down to its fundamental elements by mixing volume, isolation, reflection and immensity together. Using a tightly argued palette, he silhouettes the landscape against an implied sky while intensifying scale and distance, building profound sensations of actually being there, up and in it.