Saturday, November 14, 2015

Peter McLeavey 1936 - 2015

New Zealand's revered art dealer Peter McLeavey has passed away. He will be missed!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Installation views of Gavin Hipkins Block Paintings

Gavin Hipkins' exhibition Block Paintings continues this week to 5 December. You can read a review of the show here.
Images: Gavin Hipkins, Block Paintings, Starkwhite, installation views

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NEW ROMANCE at the MMCA, Seoul

Rebecca Baumann's Reflected Glory is showing in NEW ROMANCE at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), South Korea. Curated by Anna Davis (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Houngcheoi Choi (MMCA), the exhibition runs to 9 March 2016. Read more...
Image: Rebecca Baumann, Reflected Glory, 2013, ETC source fours, mirror, origami paper, plexiglass, wrapping paper, dimensions variable

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary

After a five year break we will present a Starkwhite exhibition at Art Los Angeles Contemporary in January 2016 (details to come later). We were last there in 2010 with a show featuring work by John Reynolds and Sydney-based artist Grant Stevens.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

We'll be showing again at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 - our fourth presentation at this fair, starting with The Immortalisation of Billy Apple® (2013) and followed by solo shows by Gordon Walters (2014) and Michael Zavros (2015). In 2014 we also presented an installation by Rebecca Baumann in the Encounters section of the fair curated by Yuko Hasegawa. You can see a full exhibitor list for Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 here.
Images (from the top): Michael Zavros, installation view; Gordon Walters, installation view; Rebecca Baumann (Automated Colour Field (Variation V), detail; and The Immortaliatisation of Billy Apple®, installation view 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

John Reynolds' Blutopia: MANIFESTO

John Reynolds' Blutopia: MANIFESTO is showing at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Read more...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Coming up at Starkwhite

Gavin Hipkins' exhibition Block Paintings opens on Tuesday 3 November at 6 pm. Read more...
Image: Gavin Hipkins, Block Painting XV, unique state archival pigment print, 67 x 100 cm.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fiona Pardington's A Beautful Hestitation

Fiona Pardington's survey show A Beautiful Hesitation continues at the City Gallery Wellington until 22 November. Read more...
Image; installation view of A Beautiful Hestation at the City Gallery Wellington.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Seung Yul Oh at Te Uru

Seung Yul Oh's exhibition HAAPOOM continues at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery to 8 November. Read more...
Images: installation views of Seung Yul Oh's HAAPOOM at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Friday, October 16, 2015

Martin Basher review in Artforum

Martin Basher's recent show at Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles has been reviewed in ArtForum. You can read the online version of the review of A Guide to Benefits here.
Image: Martin Basher, A Guide to Benefits, Anat Ebgi Los Angeles (2015), installation view

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rebecca Baumann artwork features in Art Basel Asia masthead

The Art Basel Asia masthead features a detail of Alicia Baumann's Automated Colour Field (Variation V) which we presented in Encounters, the curated section of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014. Comprising 132 flip clocks (with colour cards) it is the largest piece created so far in this series.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Alicia Frankovich in Complex Bodies, Switzerland

Alicia Frankovich is represented in the exhibition Complex Bodies at Stiftung fur Kultur, Rapperswill, Switzerland. Curated by Christina Lehnart, the exhibition runs to 8 November. Read more...
Image: Works by Alicia Frankovich in Complex Bodies 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gordon Walters: Gouaches and a Painting from the 1950s

Our current exhibition Gordon Walters: Gouaches and a Painting from the 1950s, curated by Laurence Simmons and presented in partnership with the Walters Estate, runs to 24 October. A text by Simmons on the exhibition is also available on request -
Images: installation view of Gordon Walters: Gouaches and a Painting from the 1950s (top), Gordon Walters, 1st Study for Then, gouache 245 x 310 mm (middle), Gordon Walters, Untitled, 1955, gouache, 245 x 310 mm (bottom). All images courtesy Walters Estate 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Alicia Frankovich at DAZ, Berlin

Alicia Frankovich is in the lineup of artists for A SPACE IS A SPACE IS A SPACE, an exhibition, lecture and performance program at Deutsches Architect Centrum DAZ, Berlin from 11 September - 8 November 2015. Read more...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary

Next week we'll be at the second edition of Sydney Contemporary, the new fair launched by ART HK founder Tim Etchells in 2013 and directed by former gallerist Barry Keldoulis. This year we have taken one of the larger booths, which will be divided to create an exhibition space for a group show, which we will change over the course of the fair, and a smaller room, more akin to a stockroom, with a salon hang of artworks. We will also be represented in Installation Contemporary, the curated section of the fair, with a piece by Melbourne-based artist Laith McGregor.
Image: one of the spaces in Sydney's historic Carriage to be converted to exhibition space for Sydney Contemporary which runs from 10-14 September with a Collectors preview on 13 September.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Seung Yul Oh opens at Te Uru

Seung Yul Oh's exhibition HaaPoom opens this afternoon at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Read more... 
Image: an installation view of one of the spaces Oh has transformed.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fiona Pardington's Childish Things at Starkwhite

Fiona Pardington's exhibition Childish Things opened last night at Starkwhite (6-8pm) and runs to 22 September. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, Details of Letter: Arthur Llewellyn Barker to his uncle Matthias Barker 2008.127.87, and Letter: Arthur Llewellyn Barker 2008.127.94, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thursday, July 30, 2015

art-agenda review of In Motion at Starkwhite

This link takes you to Claudia Arozqueta's review of our exhibition In Motion published by art-agenda.
Images: installation views of works by Alicia Frankovich, Lazslo Moholy-Nagy and Grant Stevens in the Starkwhite exhibition In Motion.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In Motion continues at Starkwhite

Our exhibition In Motion continues this week and through to 8 August. You can read an insightful review of the show here.
Image: Installation videos of In Motion - Alicia Frankovich (upstairs), Rebecca Baumann & Brendan Van Hek (downstairs)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Len Lye Centre opens to great acclaim

The much-anticiapted Len Lye Centre opened over the weekend alongside the refurbished Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Controversy has swirled around the Centre ever since it was first mooted, dividing the city council, as well as citizens, into opposing camps. However, the new mirror-finished building is now proving to be a hit with locals, with just under 8,500 people visiting over the weekend - and this from a city with a population of 69,000.
Image: entrance to the new Len Lye Centre, designed by Auckland-based architect Andrew Patterson