Garry Currin Exhibitions

Small Works

2 Jun - 27 Jun 2012

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Exhibition Works

Pulse Disc 4
Neil Dawson Pulse Disc 4 (2011)
Pulse Disc 6
Neil Dawson Pulse Disc 6 (2011)
Pulse Disc 5
Neil Dawson Pulse Disc 5 (2011)
Banded Stone [JE20]
John Edgar Banded Stone [JE20] (2010)
Cube (White / Green)
John Edgar Cube (White / Green) (2008)
Operator [JE4]
John Edgar Operator [JE4] (2006)
Flower Idol
Richard Orjis Flower Idol (2006)
Fairlight
Michael Hight Fairlight (2010)
Old Flames II
Simon Edwards Old Flames II (2002/11)
Clearing
Simon Edwards Clearing (2008)
Urban Grain II
Simon Edwards Urban Grain II (2007)
Patinated Bronze Crucible [14847]
Paul Mason Patinated Bronze Crucible [14847] (2011)
Glass Crucible [16046]
Paul Mason Glass Crucible [16046] (2012)
Glass Crucible [16044]
Paul Mason Glass Crucible [16044] (2012)
On Dusk III
Sally Smith On Dusk III (2011)
Taakapu - Gannet
Sally Smith Taakapu - Gannet (2012)
Godwits
Sally Smith Godwits (2011)
Phelantis Part IV
Andy Leleisi'uao Phelantis Part IV (2011)
Cremorus Part IV
Andy Leleisi'uao Cremorus Part IV (2011)
Quanucus Part II
Andy Leleisi'uao Quanucus Part II (2011)
Long Train Running
Tony Bishop Long Train Running (2010)
Little Town in the Middle of Nowhere
Tony Bishop Little Town in the Middle of Nowhere (2010)
Small Crucible [16155]
Sue Hawker Small Crucible [16155] (2012)
Small Crucible [16154]
Sue Hawker Small Crucible [16154] (2012)
Stumps I
Mike Petre Stumps I (2009)
Stumps II
Mike Petre Stumps II (2009)
Stumps III
Mike Petre Stumps III (2009)
Interior Gold I
Garry Currin Interior Gold I (2009)
Interior Gold II
Garry Currin Interior Gold II (2009)
Journey to the Bee Keeper's Cottage III
Garry Currin Journey to the Bee Keeper's Cottage III (2010)
Beneath Bowen Falls To Mitre Peak, Fiordland 2000
Wayne Barrar Beneath Bowen Falls To Mitre Peak, Fiordland 2000 (printed 200)
Viewing Platform At Bowen Falls, Milford 2003
Wayne Barrar Viewing Platform At Bowen Falls, Milford 2003 (printed 200)
Road crossing in Ruakituri Valley 2010
Wayne Barrar Road crossing in Ruakituri Valley 2010
Monochrome Multistripe [724]
Alice Rose Monochrome Multistripe [724] (2012)
Monochrome Barcode [719]
Alice Rose Monochrome Barcode [719] (2012)
Slate [723]
Alice Rose Slate [723] (2012)
Kaniwha #14
Darryn George Kaniwha #14 (2009)
Kaniwha #21
Darryn George Kaniwha #21 (2008)
Pohi #17
Darryn George Pohi #17 (2008)
Plain Song: Study V
J S Parker Plain Song: Study V (2011)
Plain Song: Study III
J S Parker Plain Song: Study III (2011)
Plain Song: Study II
J S Parker Plain Song: Study II (2011)
White Squash (Gold Stripe)
Katherine Smyth White Squash (Gold Stripe) (2007)
Milk Bottle Squash
Katherine Smyth Milk Bottle Squash (2007)
Big Squash (Green)
Katherine Smyth Big Squash (Green) (2007)

Exhibition Text

The Small Works exhibition features painting, sculpture, photography, glass and ceramics. Neil Dawson’s abstract colour-field new Pulse Discs explicitly reference the swarming radiating earthquakes which have so transformed Christchurch and all who live there. Sally Smith’s bronzes marvellously capture sensations of flight, movement and pattern. Darryn George’s abstract works likewise use repetition, locating visual rhythms and pattern inside formalist structures, painterly texture and cultural dynamics.

Exhibited for the first time is a powerful suite of stump paintings by Mike Petre. Observations about how we treat our land and the environmental concerns encapsulated are also to be seen in Simon Edwards' fire-infused paintings or (more slowly) revealed in the fluxing, dreamscapes of Garry Currin and the deceptive innocence of Tony Bishop’s dialogues of rural unease.

Alice Rose’s monochromatic vases exhibit a remarkable visual literacy and a rare ability to play tricks of the eye with volume, proportion and spatial depth. Katherine Smyth introduces to the vase form the naturalistic language of the squash. Sue Hawker deconstructs the traditional vase form with the pate de verre method and a visual language that allows negative space – the holes – to contribute and function.

exhibition catalogue