Friday, February 12, 2016

Starkwhite exhibitions covered in Asia Pacific Almanac


The New Zealand section of the latest Asia Pacific Almanac (a round up of the high points of exhibitions in 2015) covers three Starkwhite shows: Martin Basher's Jizzy Velvet, Fiona Pardington's Childish Things and Gavin Hipkins' Block Paintings.
Images: Martin Basher, Jizzy Velvet, installation view; Fiona Pardington, Believe, 2015, pigment ink on Hahnemuhle Phot Rag; and Gavin Hipkins, Block Painting, 2015, pigment in on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 60 x 80cm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Starkwhite coverage in the latest issue of Art Collector

The latest issue of Art Collector also features articles mentioning Starkwhite's participation in Art Los Angeles Contemporary (a solo show by Michael Zavros) and Art Basel Hong Kong (a group show with Fiona Pardington, Gordon Walters and Arnold Manaaki Wilson) along with an article on Collecting and Dealing Trends, including the way artists like Michael Zavros use Instagram.
Image: Michael Zavros, The Mermaid, oil on board, 22 x 30 cm

Seung Yul Oh on the curator's radar

The latest issue of Art Collector has a double-page spread on Seung Yul Oh in the Curator's Radar section - "those artists who are currently attracting curatorial interest in Australia, New Zealand and further abroad via inclusion in public exhibitions and major acquisitions."

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Richard Maloy in Encounters at Art Basel Hong Kong

Starkwhite will present an installation by Richard Maloy in the Encounters section of Art Basel Hong Kong (2016) curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.
Image: The installation of an earlier work by Richard Maloy for the Asia Pacific Triennial at QAGOMA, Brisbane,

Alicia Frankovich: The Female has Undergone Several Manifestations

Starkwhite is delighted to present The Female has Undergone Several Manifestations by Berlin-based artist Alicia Frankovich, from 6 February to 5 March 2016. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. She will be present at the opening preview on Friday 5 February from 5.30 – 8pm.

Alicia Frankovich has exhibited widely in New Zealand and Internationally. She works at the intersection of performance and sculpture, where she builds successions of varying images, embodiments and movements.

She is well-known for her live performances and sculptural and video presentations, such as the memorable Floor Resistance in the 2012 Walters Prize exhibition; Free Time/The Opportune Spectator in the Anne Landa Award exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 2013; Free Time at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2013; her major sculptural, video and performance work Defending Plural Experiences at ACCA in 2014; and her recent large-scale exhibition of sculptures in Complex Bodies, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Switzerland in 2015.

Alicia Frankovich’s exhibition at Starkwhite is produced in a parallel discussion process with Artspace’s THE BILL, s programme of research-based exhibitions and events curated by Artsapce director  Misal Adnan Yıldız marking the 30th anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act in Aotearoa 1986. He will be in conversation with Alicia Frankovich on the occasion of The Female has Undergone Several Manifestations at Starkwhite. (6 pm Monday, February 8, 2016 at Starkwhite).

These links take you to more on The Female has Undergone Several Manifestations and THE BILL.
Image: Alicia Frankovich, Portrait of a Lady, 2016, inkjet print

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Coming up at Starkwhite

Starkwhite reopens in February with an exhibition by Berlin-based artist Alicia Frankovich. Her exhibition opens on Friday 5 February, 5.30 to 8pm. Jim Speers' exhibition Hold 'til Wednesday continues upstairs.
Image: studio shot by Alicia Frankovich

Saturday, January 23, 2016

LA bound

We'll be at Art Los Angeles Contemporary next week presenting a solo exhibition by Michael Zavros. You can read more about our show here and follow us on @starkwhite and @ALAContemporary. The fair runs at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, from 28-31 January. You can find us at B13.
Image: Michael Zavros, We dance in the studio (to that shit on the radio), 2010, digital video, 5 mins duration

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Starkwhite presents Michael Zavros at Art Los Angeles

From 28-31 January we will present a solo show by Michael Zavros at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, LA's international art fair. Read more...

Image: Michael Zavros, The Sunbather (2015), oil on canvas, 1200 x 1200 mm

Summer hours

Seasons greetings from the team at Starkwhite. We'll be closed from 23 December and open by appointment from 11 January. Please call us on 3070703 or 0275 777128 if you would like to visit the gallery.
Image: Billy Apple, The Divine Proportion, 1996, pigment ink on archival papaer, 594 x 420 mm

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Billy Apple in Pop Art survey

Billy Apple is represented in International Pop, a groundbreaking historical survey that chronicles the global emergence of Pop Art from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Organized by the Walker Art Centre it is currently showing at the Dallas Museum of Art to 17 January 2106 before a final showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 18 February to 15 May 2016. Read more...
Image: Billy Apple, "A" for Apple, 1964, UV impregnated ink on canvas, Argon gas, mercury vapor, 15 mm coated yellow glass tubing, 30" x 25" x 3" (762 x 635 x 75 mm

Monday, December 14, 2015

End-of-year / start-of-year shows at Starkwhite

We are showing an installation of works on paper by Jim Speers upstairs in tandem with Fiona Pardington's The Popular Recreator downstairs Speers' exhibition runs to 19 December and then again from mid to late January following our summer break. We'll post our reopening date and summer hours next week.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Opening this Friday - The Popular Recreator

Fiona Pardington's The Popular Recreator opens at Starkwhite on Friday 11 December, 6-8pm.
Image: Fiona Pardington, Owl, photograph fired onto steelite coupe plate, 30cm

Monday, November 30, 2015

Fiona Pardington's popular recreations

In mid-December Starkwhite will launch Fiona Pardington's new suite of photographs fired onto ceramic plates, cups and saucers. The works document The Popular Recreator A Key to Indoor and Outdoor Amusements, an illustrated encyclopedic work on popular recreations published in the 1890s by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Watch this space for the launch date.
Image: Fiona Pardington's Shadow Bunny (2015), photograph fired onto ceramic plate

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.