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JH
Ron Left, Fenestra No. 14, acrylic on plywood, 1200 x 1800 mm

Ron Left’s Grid Paintings

ARTIS Gallery

Auckland

 


Ron Left
The Fenestra Series

 


21 April - 9 May 2020

Featuring tiny squares or circles

JH
Installation of Pauline Rhodes and Richard Frater's show, Bluets, at Michael Lett.

Rhodes/Frater Exhibition

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Pauline Rhodes and Richard Frater
Bluets


22 April - 22 May 2021

Cross generational pairing

JH
Martin Basher, Birds of Paradise, installation view, Starkwhite, April 2021. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Basher’s Witty Floral Arrangements

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Martin Basher
Birds of Paradise


13 April - 14 May 2021

Layered and ambiguous compressed references


JH
Still from Pinar Yoldas, The Kitty A1: Artificial Intelligence For Governance, 2016, 12 minute video with 3D animation

Keep Laughing Even When Surrounded By Corpses

GUS FISHER GALLERY

Auckland

 

Wong Ping, Mark Schroder, Pinar Yoldas
Happiness is only real when shared


13 February - 29 May 2021

A vibrant trio of artists

JH
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