Dick Frizzell Exhibitions


2 Oct - 27 Oct 2010

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Exhibition Works

Karl Maughan Colyton (2010)
Boot Hill
Karl Maughan Boot Hill (2010)
Naseby Street
Karl Maughan Naseby Street (2008)
Spiral Vase #4
Ann Robinson Spiral Vase #4 (2009)
Te Rito Pod
Ann Robinson Te Rito Pod (2010)
Tuhourangi Rose (BLKPoutama Version 3)
Peata Larkin Tuhourangi Rose (BLKPoutama Version 3) (2010)
Tuhourangi Rose (WHTPoutama Version 3)
Peata Larkin Tuhourangi Rose (WHTPoutama Version 3) (2010)
Neal Palmer Focus (2010)
Rhododendron Silver Lining
Neal Palmer Rhododendron Silver Lining (2008)
Reuben Paterson Tawha (2008)
The Dominant Kiss
Reuben Paterson The Dominant Kiss (2008)
Firebush #1
Evelyn Dunstan Firebush #1 (2009)
Ngahere Karauna (Forest Crown #4) (2009)
Evelyn Dunstan Ngahere Karauna (Forest Crown #4) (2009)
Bus Stop - Poutasi
Niki Hastings-McFall Bus Stop - Poutasi (2008)
Niki Hastings-McFall Bougainvillea (2008)
Too Much is Never Enough (Red Base)
Sue Hawker Too Much is Never Enough (Red Base) (2010)
Too Much is Never Enough (Green Base)
Sue Hawker Too Much is Never Enough (Green Base) (2010)
Charlotte Handy Anemone (2010)
Teach Me to Dance
Charlotte Handy Teach Me to Dance (2010)
Phantom Flowers
Dick Frizzell Phantom Flowers (2004)
Comic Roses (2004)
Dick Frizzell Comic Roses (2004)
The Beginning
Mary Mulholland The Beginning (2006)
Mary Mulholland Blood (2006)
BEAM - Golden Oak Leaves
Neil Dawson BEAM - Golden Oak Leaves (2008)

Exhibition Text

Colour, intensity and light exude from the featured works in Bloom. Focusing on flourishing plant life, flowers, flax, buds and blooms are celebrated in paint, glass, stone and print by leading New Zealand Artists.

Significant painters show the diversity of practice and technique applied to similar subject matter. Karl Maughan’s Rhododendron works are well-know but in Colyton he offers a new perspective: one can peer through the tree trunks. Boot Hill is bright and vibrant, showing the cool of shadows and the warmth of the sun in a picturesque garden scene. Neal Palmer shows the Rhododendron in a completely different light: silver lines form glimmering patterns on fuchsia pink background.

Whether exploring the koru form or literal flower, Reuben Paterson’s florally inspired glitzy works burst with light and colour. New works by Peata Larkin have the quality of cross-stitch, derived from both her unique technique and the English Rose subject. Recent works by Charlotte Handy explore Heaphy’s Garden and have a soft abstracted quality while Mary Mulholland’s flowers look hyper-real.

The three-dimensional works in the exhibition allow one the feeling of walking around a garden. Niki Hastings-McFall’s pieces literally burst with light, while Neil Dawson’s Beam - Golden Oak emits a golden glow. Evelyn Dunstan’s glass work is technically brilliant. Cast as one form her twisting and turning glass leaves and flowers are mesmerising. Ann Robinson’s pure forms inspired by nature have a skilfully controlled depth of colour. Sue Hawker presents two new works in the form of her Ranamok Glass Prize winning piece entitled Too Much. Using a pate de verre technique, these brightly coloured and highly stylised flower works stand out in a crowd.

exhibition catalogue