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Ron Left, Escalator 4, 2017, acrylic and digital photography on aluminium, 900 x 1600 mm

Ron Left’s Media Hybridity

ARTIS Gallery

Auckland

 

Ron Left
Shadow Series

 

11 June - 24 June, 2019

Painting over photography

JH
Mark Schroder, 'Goldkorp' as installed at RM. Detail. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Schroder’s Allegorical Installation

RM

Auckland

 

Mark Schroder
Goldkorp

 

22 May - 7 June 2019

Perils of dubious gold investment

JH
Esther Leigh, Verge 1, 2019, mixed medium, 560 x 640 mm unframed

Esther Leigh Mini-Survey

ANTOINETTE GODKIN

Auckland

 

Esther Leigh
Weight

 

14 May - 15 June 2019

Enigmatic perceptual processes


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Cao Fei, Asia One, 2018. Image © the artist and Vitamin Creative Space. Photography by Sam Hartnett.

A Fresh Curatorial Approach

GUS FISHER GALLERY

Auckland

 

International group show

We’re Not Too Big to Care

 

6 April - 15 June 2019

A re-energised Gus Fisher

JH
Richard McWhannell,  Are We Nearly There Yet? AKA, Call of the Wild, 2017-18, oil on canvas, 707 x 832 mm

McWhannell’s Oneiric Social Panoramas

OREXART

Auckland

 

Richard McWhannell
Truth or Consequences

 

11 May - 31 May 2019

Surreal Facescapes

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Julian Hooper, Sisters, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 300 x 460 mm

Hooper’s Faces of ‘Ribbon’

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

Julian Hooper
The Room Takes Shape

 


8 May - 1 June 2019

Diagrammatic Visages


JH
Marlee McMahon, M-tooth, 2019, acrylic on canvas (2 panels), 705 mm x 610 mm (left); 845 mm x 720 mm (right)

Aberrant Abstraction

BOWERBANK NINOW

Auckland

 

Marlee McMahon
Carbonated

 

2 May - 1 June 2019

Eccentric, oddball and clever

JH
Yonel Watene, Hongi, 2019,  Macrocapa, Ash, Kauri, Redwood, Pine, Tawa; Linseed, Teak and Danish oils; turpentine, oil paint, carnauba wax. lmage courtesy of ArtsDiary

Two Seas Simultaneously

ST PAUL St Gallery

Auckland

 

Group show
Two Oceans at Once

15 February - 17 May 2019

An AUT exhibition

JH
Gavin Hipkins, The Valley (2019), digital video still, 14 minutes.Image courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite.

Hipkins’ Devonshire Video

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Gavin Hipkins
The Valley

 


23 February - 2 June 2019

Adjacent to The Homely II


JH

‘Deconsecrating’ City Gallery so it reverts to being a library?

EyeContact (teenie weenie) Essay #29

Why kill a gallery to save a library?

JH
Sorawit Songsataya's installation, Jupiter (ดาวพฤหัล), 2019 (detail) on the top floor of Te Uru. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Songsataya at Te Uru

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Sorawit Songsataya
Jupiter (ดาวพฤหัล)

 

23 February - 26 May 2019

Kite communities as symbol

JH
Installation of PᾹNiA!'s Salut d'Amour: Salut to Love, 2019. digital video, colour, sound, 14 min 30 sec. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Make Way For Love

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Auckland

 

PᾹNiA!
The True Artist Helps the World by Asking for Trust


23 March - 19 May 2019

Searching for confidence in an era of confrontation


JH
Emma Fitts' installation in Te Uru of In the Rough Parts 1, 2 & 3. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Emma Fitts Te Uru Installation

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Emma Fitts
In the Rough: Parts 1, 2 & 3

 

16 February - 25 May 2019

Textile intimacy

JH
Installation of Martino Gamper's Hookaloti at Michael Lett, detai

Gamper and Friends

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Martino Gamper
Hookaloti

 

3 April - 4 May 2019

Gesamtkunsthandwerk

JH
Installation of Stephen Bambury's solo exhibition at Trish Clark

Lively Bambury

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Solo Show
Stephen Bambury

 

29 March - 18 May 2019

Exploiting diagonal tensions


JH
Installation of Matthew Browne's Jouska at Orexart.

Painting as Designed Object

OREXART

Auckland

 

Matthew Browne
Jouska

 

2 April - 27 April 2018

Landscape and furniture allusions

JH

Celebrating Identity Clustering

ARTSPACE AOTEAROA

Auckland

 

BC Collective, Louisa Afoa, Edith Amituanai

Layover

15 March - 25 May 2019

Affiliations of indigeneity

JH
Installation of Ani O'Neill's Classic Hits at Starkwhite. Photo: Sam Hartnett

O’Neill at Starkwhite

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Ani O’Neill
Classic Hits

 

14 March - 10 April 2019

Her love of handicraft


JH
Installation of works by Joachim Bandau. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Bandau Watercolours

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Solo Show

Joachim Bandau

 

7 March - 6 April 2019

Brilliant tonal manipulation

JH
Billy Apple, 2 Gallery Abstracts (2019), Exhibition view, Mokopōpaki, Auckland. Courtesy the artist and Mokopōpaki, Auckland. Photo: Arekahānara. Commissioned by Mokopōpaki, Auckland

Apple and Functionality

MOKOPŌPAKI

Auckland

 

Billy Apple
2 Gallery Abstracts

 

15 March - 20 April 2019

A critique of gallery space

JH
Kushana Bush, Snake Charmers, 2019, gouache and watercolour on paper, 190 x 270 mm

Chromatically Restrained Bush

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

Kushana Bush
Antique Electric

 

6 March - 30 March 2019

Change in direction