Friday, May 26, 2017

Nature at its Queerest


Contemporary HUM has published Nature at its Queerest, Ulrike Gerhardt's essay in response to Alicia Frankovich's solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Dusseldorf OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND, curated by Eva Birkenstock. HUM is a new online publication dedicated to documenting New Zealand projects abroad.
Image: Installation view of OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND at the Kunstverein Dusseldorf

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Over and Over Again - The Legacy of Gordon Walters


Tina Barton will present Over and Over Again - The Legacy of Gordon Walters at the Auckland Art Gallery auditorium on Wednesday 17 May from 12 - 1.30pm. Her lecture is part of a post-graduatate seminar series presented by the Elam School of Fine Arts and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. The lecture is open to the public.
Image: photograph of Gordon Walters taken by Margaret Orbell

Magic Mike reviewed by John McDonald in SMH


This link takes you to John McDonald's review in the Sydney Morning Herald of Michael Zavros' exhibition Magic Mike at the Newcastle Art Gallery.
Image: Michael Zavros, Phoebe is 8/Tom Ford, 2013, oil on board, 23 x 15.6 cm

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Richard Maloy takes up residency in Tokyo


Richard Maloy has been awarded an Asia New Zealand Foundation / Creative New Zealand residency at Youkobo in Tokyo, which he will begin in April.
Image: Richard Maloy, Blue Plane (2000), colour photograph

MIchael Zavros residency in Shangahi


Michael Zavros has just completed a one-month residency at Shanghai University's Public Art Coordination Centre. During his stay he combined studio work (new paintings) with exploratory visits to other workshops able to assist with sculpture projects. His partner Alison Kubler (co-author of Art & Fashion in the 21st Century, Thames & Hudson) also gave a lecture on the art & fashion interface to students at Shanghai University.
Image: Michael Zavros in his residency studio at Shanghai University's Public Art Coordination Centre

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jim Speers In Play at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery


Jim Speers' Crystal Spirit is showing in the exhibition In Play at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.  Read more...
Image: Crystal Spirit installed at Starkwhite (2009)

John Reynolds at the McCahon House


John Reynolds is at the McCahon House for a two week stay to undertake further research for his  ongoing exploration of Colin McCahon’s ‘missing hours’ when McCahon tragically went missing in the Botanical Gardens on the eve of the launch of his 1984 Sydney Biennale satellite retrospective I Will Need Words. Reynolds’ describes his project as part missing person’s archive, part pilgrimage, part art historical vagabondage.

Image: Colin McCahon House in Titrangi, designed by Bossley and Associates.

John Reynolds: FrenchBayDarkly...


FrenchBayDarkly... runs at Starkwhite to 17 May. Read more...
Image: John Reynolds, FrenchBayDarkly... 2017, oilstick on acrylic on linen, 3 x 5m

Rebecca Baumann installation at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery


Rebecca Baumann installation Untitled (Exploded View) is showing at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to 25 June 2017. Read more...
Image: Installation view of Rebecca Baumann's Untitled (Exploded View) 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fiona Pardington in the Honolulu Biennial


Fiona Pardington is showing a major new work Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle at the inaugural edition of the Honolulu Biennial, curated by Fumi Nanjo, director of Tokyo's Mori Art Museum. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, Lycaeides melissa, 1, 2017. From the series Nabokov’s Blues: The Charmed Circle, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, size variable. With thanks Musée Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne, Switzerland

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017


This year we presented a group show at Art Basel Hong Kong exploring various approaches to composing motion, beginning with experimental filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye. Our presentation was with the generous support of Creative New Zealand and in association with the Len Lye Foundation and Nga Taonga Sound & Vision. Read more...
Image: view of the Starkwhite booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Martin Basher at The Armory Show, NY


Martin Basher is presenting a solo show at this year's edition of The Armory Show, with his Los Angeles gallery Anat Ebgi. It's his second solo show at the fair, the first one staged by Starkwhite in 2012.
Image: installation view of Martin Basher's presentation at The Armory Show, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Michael Zavros survey exhibition


Michael Zavros's survey exhibition Magic Mike, runs at the Newcastle Art Gallery to 28 May 2017. Read more...
Image: Michael Zavros, The Mermaid, 2016

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Whitney Bedford at Galerie Art Concept


Whitney Bedford's exhibition BARDO PARADE is showing at Galerie Art Concept, Paris until 1 April. Read more...
Image: Installation view of BARDO PARADE at Galerie Art Concept

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book launch at Starkwhite


Perimeter Editions will launch a new publication on Laith McGregor at Starkwhite on Tuesday 14 February from 5.30pm. Contributor to the book Robert Leonard (Chief Curator, City Gallery Wellington) will speak at the launch.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017


Starkwhite presented a group show at this year's edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary (26-29 January 2017), with the generous support of Creative New Zealand. The artists in our line up were: Billy Apple, Martin Basher, Rebecca Baumann, Daniel Crooks, Richard Maloy, Laith McGregor, Seung Yul Oh and Michael Zavros.
Image: Seung Yul O, Pok Po (Black) 2017, fibreglass, stainless steel and two-pot automotive paint, 60cm (h)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Alicia Frankovich at the Kunstverein Dusseldorf


Curated by Eva Birkenstock, Alicia Frankovich's solo exhibition outside before beyond opens at the Kunstverein Dusseldorf on 17 February. Read more...
Image: Alicia Frankovich, outside before beyond (2017), video still.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Coming up at Starkwhite


We open our 2017n exhibition programme with transaction works by Billy Apple®. Opening on 8 February, the exhibition evolves into a themed show curated by Artspace director Adnan Misal Yildiz. Image: Billy Apple, P.O.A.

Rebecca Baumann in Superpositions at Artspace


Rebecca Baumann has been commissioned to make over Artspace Sydney by painting each gallery wall a different colour for the exhibition Superposition of three types which explores different approaches to colour abstraction. The exhibition opens on 10 February.
Image: A253 Pea Green, one of the colours Rebecca Baumann is using at Artspace.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Laith McGregor awarded HIAP residency, Helsinki


Laith McGregor will take up a residency at the Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) this year. Founded in 1998, HIAP is the largest residency programme in the Nordic and Baltic region and the studios are on Suomenlinne Island, a world heritage site. McGregor's residency is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Image: Laith McGregor, Howdy Doody (2016), pencil on paper