30 June 2015
Antonio Murado now showing at Von Lintel Gallery in LA
Antonio Murado has recently opened at Von Lintel Gallery in LA. 'Distances' runs 27 June through 15th July.
Antonio Murado has recently opened at Von Lintel Gallery in LA. 'Distances' runs 27 June through 15th July.
For her first exhibition in Russia, German-born artist Katharina Grosse has created one of the largest site-specific installations ever seen in Moscow. Challenging perceptions of what painting is, the installation yes no why later metamorphoses the 800 square-meter exhibition hall into a spectacular, immersive environment. As the final project for Garage Pavilion, the work has been created specifically for the space and its context, using materials that make the connection between Gorky Park and the architecture of the temporary building, which was designed by Shigeru Ban. The result is a haunting, unearthly, “living picture” that visitors can move through, composed of soil and trees sculpted into surprising formations and contaminated by vivid, raw color.
Read more here.
KATHARINA GROSSE: YES NO WHY LATER
June 1–August 9, 2015
Garage Museum of contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Gallery artist Katharina Grosse's work Untitled Trumpet is now on show at the 56th Art Biennale, La Biennale di Venezia. Grosse is included in the prestigious curated section of the Biennale located in the Arsenale. Titled All The World's Futures the exhibition is curated by Okwui Enwezor and runs until 22 November. Her dynamic contribution Untitled Trumpet encompasses various objects, the wall and floor and has been included in the The Guardian's 'best of' report on the Biennale.
Richard Lewer is to feature in the upcoming group exhibition DEATH at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in NSW, Australia, opening this Friday the 22nd of May at 6pm.
'Art about death typically brings to mind a certain kind of theatricality or a sombre tone, a classic still life with a skull and an extinguished candle, however the contemporary artists in this exhibition are talking about death in unexpected ways. Death has touched everyone and its effect is often life changing. It is a subject with many complexities. It is capable of stirring powerful emotions and actions, meanwhile by definition it is a simple scientific fact of life, “the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.”'
Richard's work will feature alongside artists: Declan Apuatimi, England Banggala, Carla Cescon, Ronnie Djanbardi, Simon Gende, Nora Holland, Thomas Munkanomi, Tony Pilakui, Patrick Pound, Clementine Puruntatameri, Tracey Puruntatameri, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Helen Shelley, Laurens Tan and Hayley West.
See further information here.
If you are in town during the month of May be sure to stop by the Britomart Project Space window to have a look at painter James Cousin's explorations of process and procedure. Nine works, side by side, intertwine abstraction with figuration in a new installation not to be missed.
Both Gow Langsford Gallery Lorne Street and Kitchener Street will be closed on Saturday the 25th of April to commemorate Anzac Day, and will remain closed on Monday the 27th of April. Tuesday the 28th will be closed to the public for Installation, re-opening that evening at 5pm with two new exhibitions:
Simon Ingram: Paintings of the Sun
John Walsh: Gallipoli
Wishing you a safe and happy long weekend.
The friends of St. David’s invite you to join them for the unveiling of the memorial project The Art of Remembrance.
A monumental, site-specific Max Gimblett art installation cloaks the historic St David’s Church – The Soldiers’ Memorial – to commemorate the 100,000 New Zealanders who served overseas in WWI.
REMEMBER THEM - To be unveiled by the Hon Nikki Kaye, Member of Parliament on the eve of Anzac Day 2015.
Friday 24 April at 5.30pm
St David’s, 68 – 70 Khyber Pass Road,
RSVP essential; see more information on their website www.rememberthem.nz
In 2014 Judy Millar was commissioned to produce a 3 x 16 meter curtain for the new Devonport Library in Auckland. The library, designed by Athfield Architects Auckland, opened in February 2015 and has been met with great public feedback. The curtain acts as a dynamic way to create a room from open space, which will be an essential area for meetings and events.
See more about the library here.
Faced with a life or death choice, what would you do? Until we find ourselves in such a situation we can't be sure what lengths we’d go to in order to stay alive.
Join us at St Paul Street Gallery tomorrow night to view Richard Lewer's latest exhibition The Custom of the Sea. Featuring a major collaborative wall drawing, which involved 50+ volunteers over the course of one week, this exhibition is not one to miss.
Make the most of the opportunity to view both The Custom of the Sea and It's more than a game in close vicinity next week (It's more than a game closes on the 24th of April).
RICHARD LEWER The Custom of the Sea
ST PAUL St Gallery Two
17 April – 22 May 2015
Opening 5.30pm 16 April
"Melbourne underworld gangsters; catholic nuns running a hospital; a love-suicide-euthanasia pact that goes tragically awry; an amorous gymnastics coach who lusts after his young charges. Unlikely tales and odd characters are a constant in Richard Lewer’s work."
Check out the feature on Richard Lewer in the latest Vault Magazine here.
Gallery Artist Max Gimblett has been commissioned to create a WWI-commemorative artwork installation. We have been asked to be tight-lipped about its planned location but it will be a free, public artwork that will we believe capture the imaginations New Zealanders.
We are seeking your support to assist in the production of the work in Auckland this weekend and the coming week. Details are shown below.
This weekend - 11 and 12 April
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand
Time: 9am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland Session 2: Artwork production
Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 April
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Others will be attaching the artworks to the installation wires. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand plus ability to bend for some volunteers to attach the artworks to steel strings
Time: 8.30am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland
Contact person: Joseph Waddingham firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 022 129 5164.
Showing the various phases of Martin Ball's drawing work, from the early 'Pop' drawings of the 1970s, to portraits of colleagues and the current 'paper' series, Martin Ball: DRAWN will offer a concise retrospective of his graphic work to date.
26 May 2015 to 19 July 2015 at The Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre.
Next Spring the former summer residence of the aristocratic d’Ursel family will be the setting for an unusual exhibition. SWEET 18 will show you the 18th century through the eyes of fifty contemporary designers, artists and fashion designers: from Erwin Olaf and Wim Delvoye to Walter van Beirendonck, Cindy Sherman and Philippe Starck.
Two of Jan De Vlieghers paintings will form part of the exhibition, which opens on the first of May 2015 and runs until the 5th of July at Kasteel D’Ursel. See more information on the exhibition here.
This March marks the fourth anniversary of the Syrian crisis which has left 12.2 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance - including 5.6 million children, more than the entire population of New Zealand.
Gow Langsford Gallery and gallery artists Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, John Pule, Sara Hughes and Reuben Paterson are proud to have been part of World Vision's campaign The Forgotten Millions. On the 18th of March, seven new works, made especially for the event, were auctioned off at a fundraising event that raised a total of $22,000.
To continue World Vision's work with these kids and their families, more funds are urgently needed.
Donations can be made on the World Vision website.
Following his exhibition at Gow Langsford last year, Jono Rotman's exhibition Mongrel Mob Portraits is now open at the City Gallery in Wellington and runs until the 14th of June 2015.
City Gallery's exhibition expands on the selection of works shown here, and includes unseen work from the original series. It also introduces new pieces which extend Rotman’s engagement with different types of portraiture through which he offers other perspectives on members of the country’s most notorious gang. See here for more details.
Gallery artists have got behind this year's The Big Egg Hunt. The eggstraordinary Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt supports the Starship is coming back to New Zealand this Easter. From 12 March to 7 April 2015, you can scramble to the streets to hunt the stunning artworks. See their website for details on the project and how to hunt. A little hint, you'll find one of them in our Lorne St foyer...
Gow Langsford Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative project between Max Gimblett, Martin Poppelwell and fashion label WORKSHOP. Elements from the works feature in limited edition printed garments by WORKSHOP and all works will be available for purchase.
Read more on the collaboration in Viva magazine.
Launch: Thursday 12th March, 6pm hosted by WORKSHOP Ponsonby. RSVP to email@example.com.
To commemorate the World War 1 Centenary, Goulburn Art Regional Gallery will be home to a 7 week-long exhibition - A SALUTE: Aussie soldier from 1915 meets Young Turk in 2015 that acknowledges and honours World War I efforts in Australia and abroad. John Walsh was selected as a participating artist from New Zealand, with works on show from 13 March - 2 May 2015.
The local art market is alive and well if last night’s A+O auction results are something to go by. Don Binney’s Manunui, Otakamiro (Lot 49) retailed at Gow Langsford Gallery for $2,200 in 2011 and sold last night for a staggering price of $9,966. While Foxhall Road (lot 28), a 2000 painting by Gallery artist Karl Maughan, fetched a price of $49,245, more than double the high estimate. See our website for available works by these artists along with works by Micheal Smither, Gretchen Albrecht and Allen Maddox who also performed well.
See here for a full list of auction highlights.
Dick Frizzell's exhibition When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm is now open at the Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga O Waikato. A journey into the genre of landscape, with rarely seen paintings and illustrations, this exhibition is not one to miss!
Mike Mather on the exhibition in the Waikato Times.
Judy Millar's Talking about Art on Saturday. Join in on the creative converstaions as part of the "LET'S TALK ART" series. See full details below.
LETS TALK ART
ANI O'NEILL The Buddy System (2004), Art in General NYC
A series of creative conversations with artists and creative thinkers taking place during the three day Ponsonby Central Summer Art Show. Supported by Chartwell Trust, the program is hosted by artist Ani O’Neill.
LOCATION: The Sapphire Room, above the Lane in Ponsonby Central.
FRI 27th FEB, 11 am
The Significance of Ideas: Part I: The Benefits of Creative Thinking
Join Rob Gardiner and Sue Gardiner director and co-director of Chartwell Trust, and members of the Creative Thinking Project at the University of Auckland.
FRI 27th FEB, 2 pm
Pasifika Past Present: Ponsonby was our home away from home
Join artist Ani O’Neil with Rev Mua Strickson Pua & visual artist Lana Lopesi
SAT 28th FEB, 11 am
The Significance of Ideas: Part II: Artists Discuss Ideas.
Join Rob Gardiner and Sue Gardiner director and co-director of Chartwell Trust, with artists Judy Millar and John Reynolds
SAT 28TH FEB, 2pm
Nesting in Te Rimu Tahi: Artists' Interventions in Ponsonby
Join artist Ani O’Neill with visual artists Judy Darragh and Louise Menzies and art writer Jon Bywater.
SUN 1st MAR, 2pm
Te Manawanui ō Te Rimu Tahi: The Maori Heart of Ponsonby
Ani O’Neill in conversation with orator and historian fPita Turei & community arts practitioner Amiria Puia-Taylor.
A two room installation by Reuben Paterson, Seasoned Pass blends modern Kitsch and customary Maori patterns to explore social and cultural issues at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson. As part of this exhibition, Reuben will be running a hands-on glitter workshop for kids! Visit the exhibition on Saturday the 14th of March between 10:30am-12pm to take part. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult during the session.
Gregor Kregar’s new sculpture ‘Transit Cloud’ is causing a stir in New Lynn. Dubbed as ‘phallic’ in the media over the weekend Kregar has defended his new installation, due to be completed shortly, with the following statement to Fairfax Media: ‘People enjoy mentioning this stuff, I think. Technically anything can be phallic – a tree, a lamp post. I’ve studied art and drawing for many years and I never came across a phallus made out of thousands of triangles that was six metres long.’
Four GAYTMs were installed in Auckland and Wellington this week in support of ANZ's policy of support and inclusion. The Ponsonby GAYTM, Freedom Flowers has been designed by gallery artist Reuben Paterson. Watch some of the production behind the work and listen to Paterson speak about the project here.
Opening today - headland Sculpture on the Gulf.
View over 30 new sculptures including work by gallery artists Gregor Kregar, David McCracken and Paul Dibble at 2015's Sculpture on the Gulf. Set in the striking setting of Waiheke's coastal walkway, visit Sculpture on the Gulf before 15 February.
Richard Lewer's 2012 painting Custom of the Sea was inspired by the true story of four men whose yacht The Mignonette was wrecked in a storm while sailing from England to Australia in 1884. After more than two weeks without food and fresh water, two of the men, Dudley and Stephens, made the decision to kill and eat the ill and unconscious fourth crewmember in order that the remaining three might survive. The third crewmember objected.
For ST PAUL St Lewer will revisit this story and his earlier painting to develop an animation and wall drawing. Lewer's wall drawings are collective efforts - an occasion for the artist to share his drawing skills and techniques. For ST PAUL St, Lewer is looking for helpers in the production of this work; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
The Custom of the Sea
ST PAUL St Gallery Two
April - May 2015
In addition to the project above Richard Lewer also has a solo show at our Lorne St gallery from 1-25 April.
Judy Millar's The Model World, opening on 12 February at Te Uru, will work with the slippages between painting, printing and three-dimensionality to provoke new experiences of looking and being in space.
The Model World
12 February - 5 April 2015
Preview: Thursday 12 February 2015, 6-8pm
In tandem with Model World, Judy Millar has her next solo exhibition, Proof of Heaven, at our Lorne St Gallery, 4-28 March.
The exhibition When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm traces Frizzell's ongoing interest in landscape, beginning with rarely seen paintings and illustrations originally created for Denis Glover's book The Magpies, and leading to colossal landscapes such as Pile of Stumps, 2013. It opens at Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga O Waikato on 21 February 2015.
When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm
21 February - 1 June 2015
Paul Dibble's, The Gold of the Kowhai has been installed in Napier. The cast bronze sculpture will be illuminated at night and stands outside the MTG Hawkes Bay.
Reuben Pateron’s 3 metre tall glitter chicken wing was unveiled at Massey University this week. Commissioned by the university for their 50th Jubilee The Golden Promise celebrates the university’s history as an agricultural college and the agricultural history of Albany, where the chicken has long been considered the symbol of the community.
View footage of installation of The Golden Promise here
As a new acquisition into the Govett-Brewster Collection, artist Reuben Paterson’s gold-glittered, sculpted tree takes root in the Rhododendron Dell. Inspired by his visits to Taranaki’s public gardens, Paterson pursues his investigation of light, sculptural form and hyper-real environments.
The exhibition has made Mutual Art's top 10 exhibitions to watch list and is on until 25 January 2015
Congratulations to the winner of this year's Blake prize, gallery artist Richard Lewer. Lewer won the award for religious art with his hauntingly beautiful work 'worse luck I'm still here.' There are only 2 Artist Proofs left in this edition, please contact us for more information.
A new publication by Judy Millar, Trish Gribben and Philip Fickling - Swell, a pop-up book for children, will launch this Sunday, 3pm at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Copies will be available for purchase through the gallery shortly, just in time for Christmas! Contact us to register your interest.
Several paintings by gallery artist Dick Frizzell will be included in the upcoming exhibition The Phantom Show, opening at Australian Galleries, Sydney next Tuesday. The group exhibition has been curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch and will be on display from 9 - 21 December 2014.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Michael Hight's first monograph, Michael Hight: Crossing the line. The publication spans Michael's painting career from early abstract assemblages, through iconic beehive landscapes, to recent explorations of nocturnal memory-scapes; and features essays by distinguished art writer and curator, Gregory O'Brien, and poet and author Paula Green.
The book launch will take place on Monday the 15th of December, from 5-7pm at Level 2, 26 Lorne Street. Please note this is the level above our Lorne Street Gallery. The event will be a celebration of Michael's work to date, featuring paintings reproduced in the publication. Michael, Gregory and Paula will all be present. Copies will be available for purchase on the night for the special price of $35 (RRP$49.00). Drinks will be served and Eftpos will be available. Please RSVP before 10 December.
The Dowse Art Museum recently opened a solo exhibition by gallery artist Karl Maughan consisting of one, colossal work, a wall of hydrangeas inspired by the Wellington Botanical Gardens. Visit The Dowse, free of charge, before 22 February 2015 to view the work. Gow Langsford will also be exhibiting new work by Maughan this December, contact us to receive a Pre-Preview of his upcoming show, Panorama.
Reuben Paterson was one of 10 artists invited to create artworks based on hearing an Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performance.
The artworks are featured in the APO 2015 Season Brochure and will be auctioned in 2015.
Gavlak in Los Angeles is pleased to present Rob Wynne's third solo exhibition of innovative glass works, visit before 20 December to view. Gow Langsford Gallery have one of Wynne's glass works available, Noir, please contact us for more information.
Saturday night’s event at Gregor Kregar’s studio was a great success with over 200 clients exploring Kregar’s vast studio space, choosing work to acquire from a huge selection, as well as enjoying the first chance to view Kregar’s recently unveiled new public artwork, Transit Cloud, which will be installed in New Lynn early 2015. The sun shone and the BBQ and Invivo wines went down a treat, thank you to all that came along and experienced the evening.
An installation of Hye Rim Lee's latest work from Lucid Dream, Black Rose, Glass Box has just been installed in the Britomart Project Space.
20% off all artworks at Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions.
To celebrate Art Week 2014, Gow Langsford has set-up a Pop-Up Editions gallery at Victoria Park Market. Open from 10-19 October and featuring work by all of our represented artists, customers are eligible for a one-off 20% discount on all works exhibited at Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions.*
Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions
Shop 1.01 Victoria Park Market
Wednesday – Sunday: 11-4pm
Visit our new website for more information.
*please note the discount applies to unframed editions on display at our Pop-Up Editions Gallery only, until 19 October. Further conditions may apply
On 28 September, an exhibition of a selection of Karl Maughan's major garden paintings (1986 - 2014) opened at Pataka Art + Museum. A Clear Day runs until 8 February 2015. An exhibition of new works by Maughan will open at our Kitchener St gallery this December, contact us to receive an email preview of the works.
In tandem with this year's Art Week, Gow Langsford will open a pop-up gallery at Victoria Park Market. The gallery, featuring a selection from our Editions space, will be open to the public from 10-19 October, more details to be posted on our website shortly.
Congratulations to gallery artist David McCracken who recently won the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award for his work Involute and Transmission. McCracken's prize consists of a 3-month residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA.
This month we're pleased to announce our new partnership with Academy Cinemas. To celebrate the Academy's new Sunday Documentary Series we will be providing short clips of original artwork by gallery artists to run before each documentary. First up is a four part series by Alex Monteith, Mechanical Foreshore. The series will feature four short works by Monteith, one to be screened before each Sunday documentary during September.
This month we have two exhibitions showing at Kitchener St. This Saturday marks the last day to view Michael Thomson's drawings and next Tuesday evening, 5-7pm, you are invited to join us for the Preview of an exhibition of the work by Gordon Walters. This event is sponsored by Sanpellegrino.
Congratulations to both gallery artist David McCracken, and gallery staff member, Hannah Valentine, for being selected as finalists in the 2014 Wallace Art Awards.
A new painting by Sara Hughes was part of a recent auction to celebrate Daffodil Day, which raised $13,000 for the Cancer Society. Visible Light is part of Hughes new body of work that will be exhibited in her upcoming solo show, Sing a Rainbow, at Lorne St, 17 September - 11 October. Please email us if you are interested in receiving image and work details in advance of the exhibition Preview.
Gallery artist Tony Cragg has been announced as the next exhibitor in the Madison Square Art program. The exhibition Walks of Life will feature a trio of new bronze works by Cragg, each in his trademark organic style sited on separate sections of lawn within the park. Walks of Life is open to the public from 18 September - 8 February, 2015. We currently have a limited number of Cragg sculptures available through the gallery, please contact us for image and work details.
Gregor Kregar has a new exhibition opening at Corban's Estate on 1 August, 2 Fragile 2 Shoot. A combination of slip cast and glazed ceramic objects are installed throughout the space as Kregar utilises familiar objects then represents them in a way that displaces original meaning. Visit Corban's Estate from the 1 August - 7 September to view the work. An article by Edward Hanfling on Kregar's practice is included in the upcoming Art New Zealand, due out 11 August.
Reuben Paterson's glitter painting A Cruxifixion, 2012, is currently being exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Late and Modern Contemporary Art. This is the first in a series of new presentations of the NGV's collection of international art.
LAST CHANCE TO VIEW
Works by Graham Fletcher are included in the group show Object Shift at Objectspace until this Saturday, 2 August. They will be displayed alongside 5 other contemporary artists, Kushana Bush, Elaine Campaner (Australia), Graham Fletcher, Georgie Hill, Marian Maguire, and Neil Pardington.
Graham Fletcher's first solo exhibition with Gow Langsford Gallery will open on Tuesday 19 August, please email us to register interest in receiving a sales pack with work details prior to the exhibition.
This September Max Gimblett will participate in John O'Loghlen and Sophie McKinnon's China Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour. Max will give a lecture called 'Color, Abstraction and Gesture in My Studio Practice' at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Thursday 19 September and there will be a reception held at the New Zealand Embassy on Wednesday 18 September. Please contact us for more information.
We are pleased to announce that Gow Langsford Gallery is Jan De Vliegher's sole dealer gallery in Australasia.
Max Gimblett is currently in Auckland visiting from New York. View his exhibition, The Gold Thread, at our Lorne St gallery and listen to him talk about his practice at AUT this evening.
28 May 2014
Doors open 6.30pm
Presentation will start at 6.45pm
Limited seats available.
For more information contact AUT
This month, Reuben Paterson's solo show At the Edge of a Mirror opened at Hastings City Art Gallery. At the Edge of a Mirror offers up the main gallery space as the inside of kaleidoscope, where Paterson's vibrant, glitter paintings act as the mirrored surfaces implying refraction, tessellation and symmetry. The movement of people echoes the turns of the kaleidoscope. Visit Hastings City Art Gallery before 27 July 2014.
Andy Warhol's silkscreen Electric Chair sold at an early May auction at Christie's for US$10.5 million, breaking all previous records. We currently have two large Electric Chair prints available in our international stockroom. Contact us for image and price information.
Hye Rim Lee currently has work included in a new group show in Korea. Gyeongnam Art Museum, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the opening of PRISM - Nam June Paik and New Media Art. The installation stretches over three galleries within the museum and centres on the work of Nam Jun Paik alongside eight Korean contemporary new media artists who follow his legacy in the current digital age.
Drive through Kingsland to view Simon Ingram's installation at Jar, Radio Painting Station, a project supported by The Chartwell Trust, can be viewed at 589 New North Rd until November 2014.
Help support the collaboration between Judy Millar, Trish Gribben and Phillip Fickling, by donating on The Boosted website to help raise funds to print Swell, a pop-up art book for children. The Boosted campaign allows projects to happen with the help of the community and although almost at their target, every extra helps.
Sara Hughes' work for Cathedral Square in Christchurch has been reviewed by Sally Tag in the Arts section of this week's Listener. "Now, nearly a year since Christchurch's Cathedral Square was re-opened to the public after the city's earthquakes, a vast curtain of 648 small rectangular flags ripple with colour in an autumn northerly between the wrecked facade of Christchurch Cathedral, the evacuated Old Post Office and sites left vacant by buildings demolished as a result of the earthquakes. Flag Wall is light and ephemeral. Monumental on scale, it shivers like blown leaves in the slightest breath of wind and falls when the wind drops into a vibrant mosaic mimicking the largely intact slate roof of the cathedral
Simon Ingram's first monograph will be available shortly through the gallery. The monograph surveys the artist's work from 2007 - 2013. In three substantial essays and with a contribution by the artist, it explores how Ingram interrogates the act of painting - its supports, execution, composition, and exhibition - as a self-organizing machine that is generated by living systems and electromagnetic energy.
The artist gratefully acknowledges those involved who worked to develop and publish this book: the publisher, writers and translators, and in particular, the book's editor, Christina Barton, Director of The Adam Art Gallery, and Toby Curnow at Inhouse Design.
Ladders, a new collaboration by Ryan Hollingshead, Max Gimblett and Giovanni Forlino, is now available through the gallery. With text by Hollingshead accompanied by images by Gimblett and Forlino, this union began when the three met at Gimblett's exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery, 2011. They have been working on the project ever since. As Max has said: 'We are at one, Ryan and I. Words and images flow together. We fell in love.'
Sara Hughes has completed a colourful flag wall installation as part of Christchurch Council's transitional project in Cathedral Square. Hughes explained she wanted to create a work for Cathedral Square that had a lightness of touch and incorporated an aspect of the Square left standing after the earthquakes and the demolition. "Flag poles and the flags they fly are symbols laden with meaning and history, it was my intention creating a wall of flags that the work would take a protective role within the Square and that the movement and colour of the flags would blow optimism and good will into the site."
We have two recent works by Sara Hughes in our stockroom, email us for more details.
During his upcoming visit to New Zealand, Max Gimblett will be conducting several sumi ink workshops at Waikato University to coincide with Universe, a works on paper and inks exhibition that will open at the University on 9 June. For more information please visit the Waikato University's website. Max Gimblett's next solo exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery will open on 28 May. Please contact us to receive a preview of his new work.
Work by Hye Rim Lee is included in the group exhibition Double Mirror: Korean-American Artistsat the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Centre, Washington D.C. Double Mirror is a mixed media and mixed genre exhibition celebrating the work of artists whose work shares, reflects and refracts from the conditions of having bi-cultural identities. Visit the Katzen Arts Centre before 1 June 2014 to view Double Mirror.
Work by gallery artist Chris Heaphy is currently included in the exhibition The Network: Contemporary Art from New Zealandat Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, India until 10 May.
The catalogue from Judy Millar's exhibition Be Do Be Do Be Do from the IMA is now available for sale through the gallery. Please contact us to purchase a copy.
This May, Max Gimblett will travel to Florence, Italy, to work on a limited edition artist's book with publisher Edizioni Canopo. Gimblett will produce etchings for the book which will be accompanied by poems written by Ida Panicelli.
Reuben Paterson' s new artwork, Ándale, Ándale (a Spanish phrase meaning “Come on, let’s go!”), has now been officially opened at the entrance of the Newmarket train station. Commissioned by the Newmarket Arts Trust with support from Auckland Council and the Newmarket Business Association, artist Reuben Paterson says the piece will evoke the perpetual flow of people in and out of the station. “Placed within a transport hub, my floral design will travel all the way from the 60s to the contemporary fashion nexus that is Newmarket today. Ándale, Ándale will be like a type of bullfighter’s cape that marks the threshold to this lively area,” says Paterson.
Mark Adams: A Portrait of the Artist Tony Fomison 1971-1990
The photographer Mark Adams was a close friend of Tony Fomison. They first met when Adams was commissioned to photograph Fomison for the University of Canterbury student newspaper in 1971. This Collector's Edition covers the period of their friendship from that time until Fomison's death at the age of 50 in 1990. Adam's portraits, taken in Christchurch and Auckland, show not only the painter himself and his work but his unusual collections of objects. The final images are of his studio at 90 Williamson Ave after his funeral.
Please contact us for more information
Alex Monteith: Big Wave Aotearoa
Gallery artist Alex Monteith is currently exhibiting at Tauranga Art Gallery. Big Wave Aotearoa is made up of three elements: a major video installation, a 'live action' project filmed at Mount Maunganui and an installation featuring retrospective performance material.
Visit Tauranga Art Gallery before 6 April to view.
Last month we announced the re-publication of John Pule's book The Bond of Time: An Epic Love Poem and this month we're delighted in invite you to the book launch. The Bond of Time will be launched on the 27th of March by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman at Te Ao Mârama, located on Arts Road, University of Canterbury. For more information please contact Lea Kortman 03 364 2914.
New Limited Edition Prints
This month we will be launching two new glitter prints by Reuben Paterson. Please contact us to register your interest.
NOW REPRESENTING GRAHAM FLETCHER
Graham Fletcher has been a practising artist since 1997 and has exhibited extensively in both New Zealand and abroad. He has works held in significant private and public collections and has also received numerous awards and grants including the Wallace Arts Trust Development Award (2010). Fletcher's work explores the critical legacy of the widespread European tradition of housing collections of Oceanic and African tribal art in domestic settings. Of particular relevance, to an artist of mixed Samoan and European heritage, is the question of how this legacy might be appropriated and subverted within a contemporary Pacific and New Zealand context.
Both Reuben Paterson and John Walsh are amongst 22 artists included in the upcoming exhibition Te Urewera Conversations running from 25 November 2013 - 19 January 2014 at the Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre. All are welcome at the opening tomorrow afternoon, 2.30pm.
We have recently received this new work by Australian sculptor Lisa Roet. Marble Chimp Bust, No 4, is made from Carrara marble and can be viewed at our Lorne St gallery.
Lindisfarne College in Hastings has recently installed it's third Paul Dibble sculpture. The Performancestands outside the college's new performing arts building and pays tribute to the visual arts, acting, music and high achievement.
Two gallery atists, David McCracken and Gregor Kregar, have new work included in the Auckland Airport's Outdoor Gallery. The new sculpture park is free of charge and open to the public 7 days a week.
Tauranga Art Gallery's atrium is now home to a new work by sculptor Gregor Kregar. Foucault's Pendulumis a suspended installation made from aluminium combined with recycled neon lights and is named after French physicist Leon Foucault who, in 1851, designed an experimental device to demonstrate the rotation of Earth.
A second exhibition at The Dowse, Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Aotearoa includes the work of Reuben Paterson, Dick Frizzell and Chris Heaphy. Visit before 23 February 2014.
Gallery artists Sara Hughes and Simon Ingram both have work in current Dowse Art Museum exhibition As Many Structures As I Can, which explores the systems and structures artists use to create their works. As Many Structures As I Can is on until 16 February 2014.
Simon Ingram's latest project, Radio Painting Station, is a year-long, evolving experiment, consisting of a solar powered amatur radio astronomy painting studio. View at 589 New North Road, Kingsland.
Our newest represented artist, Richard Lewer, is currently participating in Melbourne Now, which starts today and runs until 23 March 2014 at the National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne Now is a cross-disciplinary project celebrating the latest in art, architecture, design and performance in Melbourne.
The National Whale Centre in collaboration with Gow Langsford Gallery invite you to John Walsh's print launch. The National Whale Centre Development Trust is launching the third in a series of artist prints to raise funds for the proposed National Whale Centre in Picton. Join us at our Kitchener St Gallery on Tuesday 3 December at 5pm to view John Walsh's print for the first time and to listen to guest speaker, Hamish Keith.
Gow Langsford Gallery will be foregoing any commission on sales made for this cause.
For the months of November and December we're offering all Gow Langsford Gallery ezine readers 10% off limited edition prints, happy shopping! Just mention this ezine to receive the discounted price.
*discount applies to artwork only and excludes framing prices.
Join Gow Langsford at the Tauranga Arts Festival this year.
From 23 October - 3 November we will have a pop-up gallery on Grey St in Tauranga exhibiting original and editioned work by a wide range of gallery artists including Paul Dibble, Dale Frank, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Chris Heaphy, Michael Hight, Gregor Kregar, Karl Maughan, Judy Millar, Reuben Paterson, John Pule and John Walsh.
Rydal House, 29 Grey Street, Tauranga
23 October - 3 November, 10am-6pm
Opening night: Tuesday 22 October, 7-9pm, all welcome.
Our opening event will follow on from the unveiling of newly commissioned sculpture by artist Gregor Kregar at the Tauranga Art Gallery, 5-7pm.
The opening night is sponsored by Cirro wines and to celebrate the beginning of Tauranga Arts Festival they're offering a special wine deal to all Gow Langsford clients and friends
Gow Langsford Gallery presents Slovenian artist Miha Štrukelj’s Route to Veronica St a temporary installation in our Wellesley St Window space, to coincide with the Auckland Arts Festival 2013. 6 – 17 March.
Miha Štrukelj was born in Slovenia in 1973. He is a visual artist working primarily in painting and also focusing on drawing and site-specific work. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2001 with a Master of Fine Arts. He has several awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Grant 2008/09 and the Henkel Drawing Award 2008. His work has also been included in the National Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. He has also been selected for Slovenian Art 1995–2005, Seven Sins; Ljubljana–Moscow and U3 - Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia at Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, and various other national and international selections. His work has been presented in Vitamin P; New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon 2002) . In 2009 he represented Slovenia at the 53rd Venice Biennial. See his website for more information.
Although the art theives are still at large, two Damien Hirst butterfly prints have been returned to their rightful home in Chile.
We currently have a limited number of Hirst butterfly prints available. Please contact us for image and work details.
This work by Judy Millar will be included in the exhibition Frabiges Grau, opening at Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin on 1 September. Work by Callum Innes, Sean Scully and Gotthard Graubner will also be included.
Max Gimblett has been named one of NZEDGE's New Zealand Legends. New Zealanders do things that create ripple effects. New Zealand Legends is a broad group of 100+ innovators who have show grit, guts and genius to achieve their goals and create their visions. Congratulations Max!
This September, Max will travel to China to participate in John O'Loghlen and Sophie McKinnon's art and architectural tour of Beijing and Shanghai. At the conclusion of the tour there will be a reception honouring Max, an exhibition of his works at the New Zealand Embassy and a lecture at the Central Art Academy, Beijing.
Reuben Paterson is interviewed by Mark Amery as part of a series of interviews of artists, dealers, critics and collectors at this year's Auckland Art Fair.
Chris Heaphy's work for this project is instantly recognisable in its geometric and symbolic style. Panels adorned with emblematic patterns of sign blend Pakeha and Maori symbols (an allusion to Heaphy's exploration of his bicultural identity) in circular patterms that suggest the Cathedral's since removed rose window. Watch a short clipon Heaphy discussing the project and its importance to him as an artist.
Laurence Aberhart is a photographer based in Russell, Northland. He held his first solo exhibition at the Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, in 1978 and has exhibited regularly in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Hong Kong since, as well as in Los Angeles and Europe. Aberthart has received a number of Art Council of New Zealand awards, a Fulbright Travel Grant (USA, 1988), a Fulbright Research Fellowship (USA, 2010) and a Moet et Chandon Fellowship in France (1994).
Please contact us for a list of available works.
Gallery artist Sara Hughes was invited to create artworks as part of Christchurch City Council's Transitional Cathedral Square project. The project, in collaboration with Christchurch Art Gallery and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, aims to reactivate the square as a welcoming space, more than two years after it was closed off to the public following the February 2011 earthquake.
Hughes acknowledges the rich heritage of the area, with her art inspired by historical embroidery, tukutuku panels and roof tiles of the Christchurch Cathedral. Working with such starting points, Hughes' plan takes new directions, activating the space with a towering flag wall and hurricane fencing transformed into vibrant geometric designs.
As part of Populate! Christchurch Art Gallery's 10th birthday programme of art around the city, two of Gregor Kregar's large scale gnomes have been installed in public places. Reflective Lullaby (John) and Reflective Lullaby (Robert) are gnomes as you've never seem them before - stuanch, shiny and more than 3 metres tall. As Kregar puts it: 'the gnomes are not the heroes of one event but rather the funny philosophers of everyday life.'
Please contact us for more information on Gregor's gnomes, as well as other available works.
Early next month we're delighted to represent Gow Langsford Gallery with two stands at Auckland Art Fair. The first will exhibit new work by gallery artists Judy Millar, Dale Frank, Dick Frizzell and Michael Hight, the second will exhibit a range of editioned work available through the gallery, including Damien Hirst prints, work by newly represented artist Hye Rim Lee, and brand new editions by Karl Maughan and Judy Millar. Visit us at The Cloud, Queen's Wharf from 7-11 August, Pre-sale tickets available from the Auckland Art Fair website
To coincide with Auckland Art Fair we will be showing a group exhibition of new work by gallery artists at Lorne St, and our annual Spring Catalogue exhibition will be displayed at Kitchener St, Preview evenings for both are on Tuesday 30 July, 5-7pm.
Hughes has recently completed her second commission for the Warren and Mahoney lobby in the ANZ building, Albert Street. Wintergarden is a stunning light and plexiglass work, which creates a focal point in the lobby and compliments her first ANZ commission Orangery, a 16 meter long work on glass.
Reuben Paterson's new work Seek to Yield to Find, commissioned by the Brisbane City Council for the Vibrant Laneways Art Program is now on display in Brisbane. This 9 x 5 metre billboard can be viewed on Edison Lane until October 2013. Anne Poulsen from the University of Queensland commented of the work: 'Reuben Paterson suggests that memory is a kind of kaleidoscope; the past cohabits with and informs the present. Fragmenting our view of a forest river, the arcadian past of our river city, Paterson evokes the dynamic force of history passing through the landscape. Negotiating our own refractory experiences and memories to bring interpretation to light, we illuminate this image with meaning. As we evolve together with the artwork, it is we who circulate this inspiration and knowledge; we are the coming of light into the world.'
Reuben Paterson's catalogue Bottled Lightning has won a Gold award from the Pride in Print Awards. Pleasecontact us to purchase a copy.
10 June - 19 July 2013
An exhibition of works from the University of Auckland Art Collection and Gow Langsford Gallery is currently on display at Old Government House, University of Auckland. For a list of Frizzell works currently available through the gallery please contact us.
Sara Hughes is currently included in the main exhibition at the Arvada Centre, Colorado. Perception brings 21 artists together to explore what can be accomplished with three basic artistic elements and principles: colour, line and pattern.
Curated especially for the Auckland Festival of Photography, Gil Hanly - Artists in Situ features portraits of best-loved and emerging Kiwi artists at work, providing rare glimpses into the most intimate and vital part of an artist's working life - the studio. As well as Paterson a number of other gallery artists are included in the collection, visit the Photography Gallery, Boardroom and Master Bedroom, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland before 28 July.
Millar's new installation, Do Be Do Be Do Be, displays an extension of her current painting processes and methodologies, it is currently on show at the IMA in Brisbane until 27 July. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.”(source: IMA website)
Gregor Kregar's Reflective Synthesis is currently on show at Britomart Project Space. The mini gallery space hosts regularly changing exhibitions in the window facade of newly refurbished heritage building Stanbeth House. Viewed from Customs Street East, the space consists of four original 19th-century arched windows, which provide natural framing for the changing artworks within. (image: Gregor Kregar, Reflective Synthesis)
Rotorua Museum is currently hosting Flow Riders: Tracing Kowhaiwhai Traditions. This exhibition shows the changing ways kowhaiwhai (painted scroll designs) have been used to tell the stories of iwi, hapu and whanau and includes two works by Reuben Paterson, Estrous and Whakapapa Get Down on Your Knees. (image: Paterson, Estrous)
The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane Australia will host a solo exhibition by Judy Millar. Do Be Do Be Do, extends her painting practice and methodologies further. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.”(source: IMA website) 8 June – 27 July; IMA, Brisbane, Australia (image: Millar, 2013)
The Auckland Festival of Photography celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month and is hosting free photographic events throughout Auckland. The Festival runs from 30th May – 21st June. Our exhibition MONUMENT: featuring Anthony Goicolea (15 May – 8 June) is part of the Festival’s Signature Programme and will be included in Festival Tuesday Circuit, Tuesday 4th June, 6- 9pm. (image: Goicolea, Monument)
Niue recently hosted an exhibition of works by John Pule as part of the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival. It is the first time an exhibition of this scale has been mounted in Pule’s homeland. In support of the event, Gallery Director John Gow flew to Niue to officiate the opening preview alongside Niuean Premier, The Hon. Toke Talagi. (image: Pule exhibition in Niue, 2013)
Simon Ingram’s exhibition Smoking Bolts opens next month at Artspace in Sydney. The show features a cluster of machines that will take up occupation in the Artspace Gallery. Successively marking out different compositions and notations they paint live in the space through an operational system run remotely by the artist in Auckland. The title refers to a clandestine operation in which ‘a special entry team breaks into an enemy installation and steals a high-security device, like a code machine, leaving nothing but the smoking bolts.’ The exhibition runs 2 May - 16 June 2013. See their website for full details.
Judy Millar supports the Fred Hollows Foundation and her limited edition T-shirts are available from the gallery during our current exhibition, Millar’s Comic Drop (19 March – 13 April). Proceeds from the sale of each T-shirt will enable a sight restoring cataract operation for people suffering from curable blindness in some of the most remote and underdeveloped areas of the Pacific. Men’s shirts in orange, women are in white. $35 (NZD) each. Visit us at our Lorne St Gallery to get yours.
French postal service, La Poste has issued a commemorative stamp of Bernar Venet's 85.8° Arc x 16, a 22-meter tall Vertical Arcs sculpture, which was exhibited at the Château de Versailles in 2011.
Venet has upcoming exhibitions in Marseille; one at Les jardins du Palais du Pharo (15 March – 2 May) and two at Fondation Regards de Provence (June 28 - October 6, 2013); in Michigan at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (5/ 29 October 2012 - October 2013) and during the upcoming Venice Biennale will exhibit Bernar Venet: Paintings. Homage to Al Khwarizmi at Abbazia San Gregorio in Venice. (May 31 - November 24, 2013). Last month the Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM) announced Bernar Venet as the recipient of the 2013 Julio González International Prize.
Read T.J McNamara's NZ Herald review of Temporary Mechanisms online here.
The 2013 exhibition schedule continues to gain momentum with exciting shows next month with gallery artistJames Cousins at Lorne St and Andy Warhol at Kitchener St. Following which we are hosting How Rembrandt Would Have Painted the Maori, an exhibition of works by legendary painter Charles F. Goldie at our Kitchener St Gallery. This exhibition brings together paintings from private collections around the country and will provide a rare opportunity for audiences to view his works outside a public gallery environment. Goldie scholar Roger Blackley offers an insight into the mystique surrounding Goldie and his subjects in his essay written to accompany the exhibition. Contact us to reserve a copy of the catalogue, or contact us for further information on, or to request an advance viewing of the exhibitions James Cousins: New Works '13 and Andy Warhol.
Simon Ingram will exhibit a solo project at Artspace Sydney later this year (1 May - 16 June). The exhibition will develop aspects of his 2012 installation at the Frankfurter Kunstverein entitled Energy Transference. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition in Sydney since his Information Paintings (1997) at the artist run gallery CBD.
Sara Hughes has recently been commissioned to complete a series of works for the redevelopment of the ANZ Centre in Auckland City. The first of which, Orangery, has just been installed in the new lobby.
The National Gallery of Victoria has recently acquired Reuben Paterson’s A Crucifixion which is currently on show as part of its exhibition of Contemporary Asian and Pacific Art (until June 1, 2013). The NGV’s newly opened Contemporary Asian & Pacific Art gallery focusses on art practice that is part of a global art world, yet geographically closer to Australia than Europe or North America. image: Paterson: A Crucifixion, 2012
We are delighted to announced that we have installed two large works by Bernar Venet in an outdoor space on Viaduct Harbour Ave. The larger of the two works is made up of three parts each measuring more than 4m tall – an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibition free for Aucklanders, limited time only. image: Venet, Arcs in Disorder: 3 Arcs x 5", 2008
Judy Millar’s recent work Ferryman will be on show in the Czech Republic next month as part of the exhibitionArtists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists. Curated by Zdenek Felix, a distinguished Czech-German curator living and working in Berlin, and will show works by all artists currently in the Tichey Collection. More than 500 pieces from the collection will be shown at the GASK gallery, housed in the Jesuit monastery in Kutna Hore, a medieval city near Prague. Millar’s work will be shown alongside a star collection of artists including Mark Quinn
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is a sculpture trail on Waiheke Island. It’s free to the public and runs until 17 February. See their website for more details