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

Friday, December 23, 2016

Daniel Crooks video selected for Art Basel Hong Kong Film 2017

Daniel Crooks' video The Subtle Knife (2016) has been selected for the 2017 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong Film by curator Li Zenhua. The work was also exhibited at Starkwhite earlier this year in Daniel's first solo show with us titled Vanishing Point.
Image: video still from Daniel Crooks' The Subtle Knife

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

Starkwhite will present a group show at Art Basel Hong Kong (2017) exploring various approaches to composing or choreographing color, motion and movement. It will feature the work of pioneer experimental filmmaker Len Lye (NZ/US), along with works by contemporary practitioners Rebecca Baumann (AUS), Daniel Crooks (AUS/NZ) and Alicia Frankovich (DE/NZ), who are all represented by Starkwhite. Like our recent exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, it will provide an historical context for a slice of contemporary practice in the region, this time by a group of innovative Australian and New Zealand-born artists who push boundaries in their work and view Lye as a source of inspiration.  Our presentation is with the generous support of Creative New Zealand.
Image: detail of one of Rebecca Baumann's automated colour field works

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017

We'll be presenting a group show at Art Los Angles Contemporary (26-29 March 2017), LA's international art fair. Our lineup includes: Billy Apple (NZ), Martin Basher NZ/US), Rebecca Baumann (AUS), Daniel Crooks (AUS), Laith McGregor (AUS), Seung Yul Oh (NZ/KR), Gordon Walters (NZ) and Michael Zavros (AUS). Our presentation is with the generous support of Creative New Zealand.
Image: Richard Maloy, Blue (bag with air), 2106, digital photograph, 850 x 1000 mm

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Summer hours

Starkwhite will be closed from 24 December to 10 January when we will be open by appointment to the end of the month. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Image: the flower of New Zealand's Pohutukawa, also known as the Christmas Tree

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Coming up at Starkwhite

Starkwhite presentS Beyond Landscape from 17 November to 17 December 2016. The exhibition explores approaches to landscape informed by place, culture and history, through the photographs of Danie Mellor (AUS), Jin Jiangbo (CN) and Gavin Hipkins (NZ).
Image: Danie Mellor, on a noncorrelationist thought IX (2016), C-print on metallic paper, 80cm diameter

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

On the Origin of Art opens at MONA

Fiona Pardington is in the exhibition On the Orgin of Art which opens this weekend at the Museum of Old and New, Hobart. Her works are in a section curated by Brian Boyd, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, University of Auckland. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, Portrait of a life-cast of Matoua Tawai, Aotearoa/New Zealand 2010, pigment inks on Hanhnemuhle Photo Rag. Courtesy of the Musee de l'Home, Paris

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Walters Estate issues limited edition screen print

The Walters Estate has issued a limited edition screen print of the Painting No. 7. which is in the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. For further details, including price, please email or call +64 9 3070703.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Recent acquisitions

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery (DPAG) has acquired Seung Yul Oh's interactive sculpture Periphery, seen here at Art Basel Hong Hong (2013) in the Encounters section curated by Yuko Hasegawa. The work also featured in the survey exhibition MOAMOA (2014) organised by the DPAG and the City Gallery Wellington.

Recent acquisitions

Two paintings from John Reynolds' recent exhibition WalkWithMe... have been acquired for the Chartwell Collection which is housed at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki,
Image: Unhinged Text (Dark Night) #12016, acrylic paint marker on acrylic on canvas, 2100 x 1520 mm, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Fiona Pardington collaboration with Huia Wines

Huia winery has introduced a limited edition label from a commissioned photograph by Fiona Pardington and translated into the wine label by Neil Pardington. The label adorns the Huia Millennial Brut 2000 and the Huia Blanc de Blanc.
Image: Fiona Pardington, Inseparable Huia (2016)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Coming up

Laith McGregor's exhibition Swallow the Sun opens on Saturday 1 October 5.30 - 7.30pm.

Monday, September 19, 2016

John Reynolds: Field Notes

John Reynold's exhibition WalkWithMe... continues this week, closing Saturday 24 September. Upstairs we have a new suite of works from his ongoing exploration of Colin McCahon's missing hours. Read more...
Image: John Reynolds, Field Notes 5 (2016), acrylic paint, acrylic paint stick and graphite on paper, field notes board.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Matt Henry: Analogues

Upstairs at Starkwhite we are showing Matt Henry's Analogues to 14 October. Previously shown at Goya Curtain in Tokyo, the works in the exhibition appropriate specific graphic motifs found in the artist’s collection of video and audio media. 
Image: Matt Henry, Psycho (2016), acrylic on linen, cedar stretcher, 382 x 468 mm

Friday, September 16, 2016

Anthony Byrt book launch

On Thursday 22 September, 5 -7.30pm, we are co-hosting with AUP the launch of Anthony Byrt’s new book THIS MODEL WORLD: TRAVELS TO THE EDGE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, published by Auckland University Press.

Anthony Byrt is an award-winning critic and journalist. He is a regular writer for Metro and contributes to leading international art magazines Artforum International and frieze. In 2013 he was the Critical Studies Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan and was New Zealand’ Reviewer of the Year at the 2015 Canon Media Awards. He lives in Auckland with his wife and son. This is his first book.

Floor Talk: John Reynolds and Laurence Simmons

John Reynolds and Laurence Simmons will be in conversation tonight in WalkWithMe.. 5.30-7pm.
Image: John Reynolds, WalkWithMe...2016 (detail), acrylic paint and oil stick on linen, 2.1 x 10 metres.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rebecca Baumann: Once more with feeling at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre

Rebecca Baumann's Once more with feeling in Set in Motion. an exhibition exploring light, sound and motion through the work of Len Lye and four contemporary artists. Read more...
Image: installation view of Rebecca Baumann's, Once more with feeling (2014)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Fiona Pardington at Parlour Projects

Fiona Pardington's Phantasma 2011 opens tonight at Parlour Projects and runs to 1 October 2016. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington Trompette des Mortes/Craterellus cornucopiodes 2011, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, collection of the Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle (Musee Baria) Nice, and Musee du Quai Branley, Paris,

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Matt Henry: Long Division

Matt Henry's Long Division opens today at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre and runs to 27 November. Read more...
Image: installation view of Matt Henry's Long Division

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Coming up at Starkwhite

In 1984 Colin McCahon tragically went missing on the eve of his survey exhibition I WILL NEED WORDS, staged as a satellite show of the 1984 Biennale of Sydney, In his new project WalkWithMe... John Reynolds speculated on the passible nature of those missing hours. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 30 August 6 - 8 pm.
Image: John Reynolds, WalkWithMe... 2016 (detail), silver marker and acrylic paint on linen, 2.1 x 10 meters