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About Gow Langsford

Gow Langsford is a commercial art space committed to fostering and promoting the best contemporary art from New Zealand and abroad. In two inner-city Auckland locations the Gallery represents established New Zealand and international artists. Having celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012, Gow Langsford is one of the country’s most established galleries and is widely regarded as its most influential dealer gallery.

The Kitchener St Gallery, located directly opposite the Auckland Art Gallery, is focused on curated exhibitions and also has a second viewing space dedicated to editions. The generous dimensions of the Lorne St Gallery allow for the exhibition of large-scale works and installations. Alongside a regular and varied exhibition schedule, Gow Langsford is a market leader in works on the secondary market.

The Gallery’s experienced staff provides comprehensive art collection advice. This service is client-centered and encompasses acquisitions; valuations; restoration and framing advice; investment opportunities and collection management.

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News 05 October 2015

Judy Millar SCAPE

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Judy Millar, 'Call Me Snake', 2015, Installed for SCAPE8 In Christchurch

Over the weekend SCAPE 8 opened! This is a must do if you’re in the garden city. Judy Millar is one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary painters, the central theme of her work is the relationship between the illusory and the physical, between our private inner world and our material existence, and the way the activity of painting can synthesise these contradictory ways of being. 

Millar's work 'Call Me Snake' is comprised of vibrant graphics of Millar’s looped paintings, which are adhered to five intersecting flat planes, drawing inspiration from the forms found in pop-up books. The colourful piece adds a dramatic and rhythmic counterpoint to the city’s current urban landscape — a mix of flattened sites, construction zones and defiant buildings that have stood through the quakes. The work employs theatricality, playfulness and visual trickery, whereby the viewer is unsure about the work’s flatness or three-dimensionality; and it has been designed to offer a different perspective from each angle. The bright colours interrupt the grey of the work’s surrounds, and as buildings pop up around it, Call me Snake offers an optimistic provocation – ‘imagine what could be here’.

For more information visit SCAPE Public Arts' website: