Sunday, January 15, 2017
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 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 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
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
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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
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
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 email@example.com or call +64 9 3070703.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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.
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) #1, 2016, acrylic paint marker on acrylic on canvas, 2100 x 1520 mm, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
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
Monday, September 19, 2016
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
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
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.
Image: Cover of THIS MODEL WORLD: TRAVELS TO THE EDGE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Sunday, September 11, 2016
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'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
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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