Gow Langsford Gallery is returning to Christchurch with a second pop-up exhibition at The Tannery, Woolston. The large warehouse space will again be transformed with works by three of our prominent artists; Karl Maughan (b. 1964), Paul Dibble (b. 1943), and Antonio Murado (b. 1964). Join us on Wednesday 7th June, 5-7pm for the official opening.
Wellington-born Karl Maughan’s distinct painterly style and garden subjects make his work instantly recognisable. His innate ability in painting landscapes sets him apart from those working within the genre with his bold saturated use of colour, and confident, thick brushstrokes. Aspects of each work are collated from both photographs and his imagination. Maughan’s paintings invite the viewer to explore these created worlds, where light and shadow so effortlessly interplay. Showcasing Salamanca Road, commissioned by the Dowse Museum, Wellington in 2014, alongside new works painted specifically for this exhibition, we bring the gardens to ‘The Garden City’.
Sculptor Paul Dibble has had a prolific career that shows no signs of slowing. Working out of a foundry in Palmerston North, Dibble creates large-scale bronze sculptures, contrasted with smaller marquettes using varied subject matter, including native birds, flora and fauna, and the human body. Notably, sculptures from his ‘Geometric Figures’ series will be exhibited, which were first produced in the late 90s/early 2000s and most recently revisited earlier this year as part of The Geometrics exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery, Lorne St.
Born in Spain, but now living and working in New York, Antonio Murado’s works are a perfect complement to those of Maughan and Dibble. Remarkably more subtle in surface treatment, his canvases are treated like landscapes, leaving marks, similar to the way one leaves marks in their environment. Filled with complex and unusual painting techniques, such as blowing upon diluted pigments to diffuse them into petal-like forms and corroding the surface with turpentine and varnish; the final product is unlike any other.
The exhibition will run until Sunday 25th June.
Gow Langsford Gallery
200 Cumnor Terrace
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed Mondays.