Artists James Cousins

James Cousins

29 September 2021

James Cousins and Virginia Leonard at Sculpture On the Gulf for 2022

James Cousins and Virginia Leonard at Sculpture On the Gulf for 2022

Gallery artists James Cousins and Virginia Leonard have been selected as two of the 25 participants for Sculpture On the Gulf 2022 on Waiheke Island from 4 - 20 March. Find more details here.

21 July 2020

James Cousins' Song Chain Reviewed

James Cousins' Song Chain Reviewed
Song Chain Installation View. Credit: Sam Hartnett

James Cousins' Song Chain has been reviewed by Arts writer John Hurrell for Eye Contact.

"This is a refreshing show loaded with paradox and sly wit. ‘Casual’ speed is mixed with carefully considered preparation. The process looks rapid, but clearly overall is not the case at all."

Read the full review here.

10 July 2019

Painting Politics Symposium

Painting Politics Symposium

Painting Politics, supported by Politico-Aesthetics Research Centre (PARC) Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Creative Industries, The University of Auckland, Dame Jenny Gibbs, and The Chartwell Trust and organised by gallery artist, Simon Ingram, will be a two-day symposium event to explore the intersection of aesthetic experience and political thought. Contributions will be made by scholars and theorists in conventional academic formats as well as pairings of practitioners and theorists who will undertake focused discussions and panel sessions. Gallery artists, James Cousins, Simon Ingram and Hugo Koha Lindsay are included in the line up of speakers.

To register for this free event, see here. The symposium runs from 26-27 July hosted at the Auckland Art Gallery.

04 November 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up
Opening night, Thursday 3rd November, 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery has popped up in Christchurch to showcase an exciting new exhibition.

For three weeks this month, the exhibition will feature works by New Zealand and international artists, including Gregor KregarDick FrizzellSara HughesReuben Paterson, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Walters and Colin McCahon. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see the project unfold.

Visit us at the newly renovated space at The Tannery, or read more about the exhibition here.

Gow Langsford Gallery Pop Up
The Tannery
200 Cumnor Tce
Woolston

Friday 4th - Sunday 20th November
Open daily 10 - 5pm

*CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

24 August 2016

T.J. McNamara reviews Cousins and McCracken exhibitions

T.J. McNamara reviews Cousins and McCracken exhibitions
David McCracken, Plain View Installation

NZ Herald writer T.J. McNamara reviews both exhibitions currently on at Gow Langsford. On David McCracken's Plain View, he states:

"They are more cheerful than the big caterpillar tracks, but have the same qualities of ingenious invention and imaginative use of modern materials."

And on James Cousins' Resident:

"The lack of descriptive titles shows flowers that loom dimly under the surface are almost completely subsumed to the purpose of making an independent work of art intricate and luminous and complete in itself. The success rate in this show is high."

Read the full review here. Both exhibitions finish this Saturday 28th August.

11 August 2016

James Cousins Reviewed on Eye Contact

James Cousins Reviewed on Eye Contact
Resident, 2016, Installation View

John Hurrell reviews James Cousins' new exhibition Resident.

"...this very process of denying the power of any one isolated single image - a sabotaging, wounding, morphological mash-up - makes exhilarating painting."

Read the full article here. Resident is open to view at Lorne St until 27 August 2016.

26 May 2016

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!
Left to right: Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank

The Auckland Art Fair has begun!  Visit us at The Cloud, Booth 14 until this Sunday the 29th of May.

Featuring works by Dick Frizzell, Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank, Richard Lewer, Paul Dibble, James Cousins, Reuben Paterson, Max Gimblett and Gordon Walters

For more information, please visit the Auckland Art Fair website here.

11 December 2015

Artist Talk: James Cousins at the Auckland Art Gallery

Artist Talk: James Cousins at the Auckland Art Gallery
James Cousins, 2015, plate.3 (strip), Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 1700 x 1500mm

This weekend painter James Cousins will be speaking about his painting practice at The Auckland Art Gallery. James currently has a selection of works in 'Necessary Distraction, a Painting Show'. As an exhibition it seeks to discover a new vigor in recent New Zealand painting. Responding to the question 'What can painting offer that other art forms cannot?', the artworks selected and commissioned for this survey share a focus on material and form, and are deliberately open ended. James Cousins alongside painter Nicola Farquhar will discussing their work from 3 on Sunday.

For more details please visit the Auckland Art Galleries website: http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/whats-on/event/artists-talk-nicola-farquhar-and-james-cousins

 

 

08 December 2015

James Cousins: Restless Idiom at Te Uru and Review by John Hurrell

James Cousins: Restless Idiom at Te Uru and Review by John Hurrell
Restless Idiom. Photography by Sam Hartnett

James Cousins is currently the subject of a mini-survey at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.  Made between 2009-2015, the exhibited works combine what might otherwise be perceived as contradictory painting concerns: the figurative and the abstract: the illusory and the material. The exhibition is open until the 21st of February.  Please visit Te Uru's website for more information, or read a review of the exhibition by John Hurrell on Eye Contact here.

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
28 November 2015 — 21 February 2016

02 December 2015

James Cousins and Simon Ingram at The Auckland Art Gallery

James Cousins and Simon Ingram at The Auckland Art Gallery
James Cousins, Arc, 2014, 1700 x 1500mm, oil and acrylic on canvas currently exhibiting at The Auckland Art Gallery as part of Necessary Distraction, a painting show.

James Cousins and Simon Ingram are included in the Auckland Art Gallery's exhibition Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show curated by Natasha Conland (28 November  - 4 April 2016). 

Responding to the question 'What can painting offer that other art forms cannot?', the artworks selected and commissioned for this survey share a focus on material and form, and are deliberately open ended.

Through suggestion and proposition, the artists invite us into conversations that, rather than being constrained by the ties of narrative painting, are speculative and forward-looking. Necessary Distraction features diverse work by 20 established and emerging painters and offering a glimpse into a future for painting that's still in the making.

 

Please visit the Auckland Art Gallery's website  for more details.

 

01 May 2015

James Cousins at Britomart Project Space

James Cousins at Britomart Project Space

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. 

07 May 2013

James Cousins New Work ’13 Reviewed

James Cousins New Work ’13 Reviewed
James Cousins, pl. 373

Our current exhibition of new paintings by James Cousins has been popular and well received by audiences. You can read T.J McNamara’s NZ Herald review online here. Last day to view is Saturday 11 May.