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Still from Kent Monkman, Casualties of Modernity, 2015, colour film, English 14 mins 20 secs courtesy of the artist.

Fabulously Entertaining (Yet Didactic) Monkman

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

International group show
A Very Different World


13 February - 9 May 2021

Modernist art history formatted as soap

JH
Kāryn Taylor, Two Fold. 2021, cast acrylic. ed. of 3, 300 mm x 600 mm

Kāryn Taylor’s Cast Acrylic Light Works

SANDERSON CONTEMPORARY ART

Auckland

 

Kāryn Taylor
An Implicate Order


16 March - 18 April 2021

Fluoro intensity & movement

JH
Hiria Anderson, Reka Deals, 2021; Tasty Super Savers, 2021; Sonny’s Takeaways, 2021: three digital prints on vinyl, 3 x 2400 mm x 3000 mm. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Roadside Kai Māori

Te Tuhi Billboards

Pakuranga

 

Hiria Anderson
Reka Deals /Tasty Super Savers / Sonny’s Takeaways


13 February 2021 - 9 May 2021

Hiria Anderson hoardings


JH
Tomislav Nikolic, To Explain How it Feels, 2020 - 2021, synthetic polymer, marble dust, 22ct gold leaf on linen,  plastic gesso & wood, 192.5 x 235 x 15 cm

Inventive Nikolic

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

Tomislav Nikolic
To Explain How It Feels

 


18 March 2021 - 24 April 2021

New surprises

JH
Lauren Winstone: Gatherings #10, 2020, stoneware, 90 x 110 x 110 mm; Gatherings #9, 2020, stoneware, 90 x 100 x 100 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Lauren Winstone’s Stoneware

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Lauren Winstone
Gathering and Scattering

 


18 March - 17 April 2021

Contemplative circular vessels

JH
Toby Raine, Goodnight Irene (Irene blowing her nose with flowers) [Version ii], 2021, oil on linen, 700 x 600 mm

Baron Yeti’s Family Portraits

SCOTT LAWRIE GALLERY

Auckland

 

Toby Raine
The Last Innocent Thing Left

 


13 March - 4 April 2021

Showcasing his stepdaughter Irene


JH
Steve Carr and Christian Lamont's 'Fading to the Sky' (detail) as installed in Te Uru. Photo by Sam Hartnett. Courtesy of Te Uru and the artists.

Using Light to Ponder Death

TE URU

Auckland

 

Steve Carr and Christian Lamont
Fading to the Sky

 

27 February - 30 May 2021

Carr-Lamont collaboration

JH
Dan Arps, Disney Security II, 2021, polyurethane and acrylic paint, 500 x 840 x 140 mm

Arps’ Wall Relief Sculptures

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland


Dan Arps
The Floral Maze


11 March - 10 April 2021

 

Teasing out interpretation

JH
Isabella Loudon, Fragmentation, 2021, concrete, pigment, twine and nails, variable, multi-room scale.

Isabella Loudon’s In Situ Sculptures

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Isabella Loudon
Morph

 

19 February 2021 - 27 March 2021

The linear ossification of cement on twine


JH
Ralph Paine, Near Hudson, NY - or, the meanwhile, 2019

Ralph Paine as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

MERCY PICTURES

Auckland

 

Ralph Paine (Daniel Malone, Giovanni Intra, Ch’lita Collins, Teghan Burt)
Neverlost


18 February 2021 - 13 March 2020

Slipping back & forth in time

JH

Is There a Need for More Humour in New Zealand Art?

the stories of five to ten people: comedy in art
Edited (with an essay for this curated show of 12 artists) by Bryce Galloway


The Engine Room (Massey University) Wellington, February 2021

Do our artists need to ‘lighten up’?

JH
Luca Nicholas, Grindr Study #12, 2017, intaglio on Fabriano Artistico paper, 765 x 560 mm; image 395 x 395 mm.

Grindr goes Intaglio

VISIONS

Auckland

 

Luca Nicholas
Studies 2017 - 18

 


11 February - 20 March 2021

New content for an old method


JH
Paul Johns, BEEN HERE LONG? 2020, rocks, neon, transformers, wood, acrylic and stainless steel, 905 x 1455 x 1085 mm

Paul Johns Exhibition

VISIONS

Auckland

 

Paul Johns
Been Here Long?



11 February - 20 March 2021

Pioneering Christchurch artist

JH
Installation of Denis O'Connor's 'Double Kiss' at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett

O’Connor, Theatre and Beckett

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Denis O’Connor
Double Kiss


5 February - 6 March 2021

Exhilarating Irish culture

JH
Gideon Rubin, Untitled, 2020, detail, oil on linen, 51 x 46 cm

Gideon Rubin Paintings

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

Gideon Rubin
We Thought It Was Heaven Tomorrow


4 February - 13 March 2021

Love of using traditional materials


JH
Bruce Connew, A Vocabulary as installed at Te Uru. Detail. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Creating a Common Vocabulary

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Bruce Connew photographs
A Vocabulary


5 December 2020 - 14 February 2021

Gallery display promoting gorgeous book

JH
Front cover. Image is part of Self Portraits (Apple Sees Red On Green), 1962, lithograph on canvas. Tate Collection.

Christina Barton’s Billy Apple® Bio

Christina Barton
Billy Apple® Life / Work
Biographical text: Christina Barton


Auckland University Press, 2020

A comprehensive study

JH

Theatrical & Spectacular Māori Art Survey

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

112 indigenous artists from Aotearoa
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art


4 December, 2020 - 9 May, 2021

Confined by architecture


JH
Julian McKinnon, Apogee, 2020, aluminium, resin, acrylic paint, 800 x 600 mm

Julian McKinnon’s ‘Art Deco’ hybrids

SCOTT LAWRIE GALLERY

Auckland

 

Julian McKinnon
Elysium Mons


16 January - 6 February 2021

With glittering resin borders

JH
Will Cooke, Every Wall Is A Door (Gate), 2020, primer and acrylic on aluminium, 1216 x 1016 mm

Slyly Complex Cooke Paintings

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Will Cooke
Every Wall is a Door

 


15 January 2021 - 9 February 2021

Competing back and foregrounds

JH
Claudia Kogach,i Obaachan during the lockdown, Wahiawā, Hawaiʻi, 2020 (installation view) tufted rugs commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Tufted Rugs Present Domestic Narrative

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Claudia Kogachi
Obaachan during the lockdown, Wahiawā, Hawai’i



5 December 2020 - 7 February 2021

Unusual surface relief