May 24 — June 23, 2007
A solo exhibition by New Zealand-based artist Julian Dashper. Dashper’s work focuses on the histories, theories, and more general or popular ideas of abstraction (in particular, abstract painting), conceptualism and minimalism as a working methodology. The geographical positioning of New Zealand globally and how this country receives and disseminates visual information is also a core subject in Dashper’s work. His practice manifests itself in various forms, including paintings, unique photographs of paintings, found objects which he infuses with abstract images, various multiples plus limited edition CD and 12” polycarbonate recordings of impromptu performances he has been involved with or heavily orchestrated. Dashper’s exhibition at Esso Gallery will present a survey of work dating from 1992-2007.