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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Recent acquisition: Michael Zavros' Bad Dad

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation has purchased Michael Zavros' Bad Dad for the gallery's permanent collection. Considered to be one of the artist's finest (and most famous) paintings, Bad Dad was a finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize (Art Gallery of New South Wales) and featured in the exhibition Bad Dad at Starkwhite in 2014 and in our solo show of Zavros' work at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. 
Image: Michael Zavros, Bad Dad, 2103, oil on canvas 110 x 150 cm

Recent acquisitions: John Reynolds AAG

The Auckland Art Gallery has acquired 49 works from John Reynolds Epistomadolgies series through a part purchase/part gift arrangement, adding to a suite of  22 works already in the gallery's collection.
Image: John Reynolds, Epistomadologies (32) 2001, oil stick on paper, 1000 x 700 mm

Alicia Frankovich showing in TarraWarra Biennial

Alicia Frankovich's Earth is a Home Planet is showing in this year's TarraWarra Biennial, Endless Circulation, curated by Victoria Lynn and Helen Hughes. Read more...
Image: Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Starkwhite amongst world's best galleries

Starkwhite has been listed in the 500 Best Galleries Worldwide for the third consecutive year.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gavin Hipkins at Christchurch Art Gallery

Gavin Hipkins' Romance (Tiger) ia showing in Beasts at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Read more...
Image: Gavin Hipkins, Romance (Tiger) 2004, C-type photograph, 1500 x 900 mm. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Cell Culture at the Suter Gallery

Cell Culture by Billy Apple and Dr Craig Hilton is being presented at the Suter Gallery from 27 August to 4 September 2016 in conjunction with the Queenstown Research Week staged this year in Nelson.

Jin Jiangbo at the National Art Museum of China

Photographs from Jin Jiangbo's series Shanghai Ye! Shanghai are currently showing at the National Art Museum of Chin at, Beijing.
Image: installation  view of Jin Jiangbo's Shanghai Ye! Shanghai at Starkwhite (2010)

Laith McGregor at Gertrude Contemporary

Laith McGregor is in SIRENS (I HEARD VOICES IN THE NIGHT) at Gertrude Contemporary's Glasshouse, Melbourne. In this exhibition initiated by singer/songwriter Ben Abraham, artists respond to tracks on his debut album Sirens. The show runs from 13 August - 3 September 2016. Read more...