Julian Dashper, John Nixon & Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Julian Dashper, John Nixon, and Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Among these eleven artists a ‘smoothing’ operates. It operates differently whether thick and buttery or applied in slickly layered glazes. The painter’s attentiveness, whether pressing, rubbing or sealing over warp and weft or board, creates an intimate relation between their touch and our being touched.

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COLOUR light TIME, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

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Installation view. February 3-26,2011 The artworks in COLOUR light TIME celebrate complexity, transience, and the contingent nature of being. They off er us a range of approaches whilst engaging us with our own experiencing, perceiving, understanding, and feeling, and ask us to consider how these processes unfold and develop over time. Through the use of colour and light in time and space, the artworks generate complex responses via physical phenomena (sensation) and symbolic codes (knowledge). […]

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Noel Ivanoff: Skin Cradles, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

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Noel Ivanoff, Cut block (crate) painting 1 Acrylic paint on polystyrene form mounted within a crate construction 795 x 345 x 435mm August 14 – September 4, 2010 Noel Ivanoff’s formalistic painting practice has been marked by a sheer determination to innovate new possibilities in the language of painting’s surfaces and supports. His explorations into painting as sculptural constructions were first seen in the crate-like works in his exhibition Fabrication (Vavasour-Godkin Gallery, 2007) and the […]

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