Several artists new to exhibiting in Auckland are featured in an Autumn Catalogue now showing at the Warwick Henderson Gallery.
“These are exciting artists, some who will be holding solo exhibitions later in the year”, says Gallery Manager Anne Gifford.
Kara Burrowes works in the genre of reclaimed and recycled wood laid down on board. Inspired by artists such as Rosalie Gascoigne and James Cousins, Burrows’ has been exhibiting since early 2000; however this will be the artist’s first show in Auckland. Burrows’ latest series was motivated by the unpretentious yet imposing mountains of potentially beautiful reclaimed and recycled timber created by the Christchurch Earthquakes. Each work comprises of carefully laid wood chips and remnants of painted weatherboards. All were cut from the remnants of native building timber such as Rimu, Kauri and Beech.
Ana Teofilo is a NZ/Samoan artist based in Dunedin who unusually carves and paints each artwork. The intricately carved board is painted and then carved with traditional patterns and imagery created by the artist. Muted tones add to the subtle Pacifica flavour of each work.
Julia Christian has produced a series of wonderful urban and old style suburban streetscapes populated with traditional NZ bungalows and villas. In the style of American 19th and 20th century outsider artists these works are highly detailed and superbly painted with a New Zealand connection.
Mark Wooller has painted two new large paintings, one of Waiheke and the other of Coromandel. Places that were well attended this summer but recently hit by large floods.
A large canvas by well know painter and print maker Dagmar Dyck is a feature of the exhibition also.
The exhibition is on view until 1st April.
The Gallery is located at Level 1, 255 Broadway, Newmarket.
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