Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Richard Maloy opens in Russia

Richard Maloy's solo exhibition Found in Translation has opened at Artetage Museum of Modern Art in Russia. The exhibition is an outcome of his Martin Tate/Wallace artists resident in Vladivostok.
Image: Richard Maloy, Forms (detail) 31 August 2019, clay, dimensions variable.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Billy Apple in Rarotonga

Billy Apple in Rarotonga opens at the Bergman Gallery on 27 August 2019. Presented by Bergman Gallery in association with Starkwhite, it stages works from two of Apple's signature series - From the (Name) Collection and Billy Apple Friezes.
Image: Billy Apple: Frieze (green apple on white) 2019, pigment inks on canvas, 400 x 260

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Alicia Frankovich - Kaldor Art Projects

John Kaldor has commissioned a new performance by Alicia Frankovich as part of the exhibition Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Art Projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales that runs from 7 September 2019 - 16 February 2020. Titled The Work, Frankovich's performance is scheduled for 14 and 28 September at 1pm. Read more... 

Friday, August 16, 2019

John Reynolds in China

John Reynolds is showing in the exhibition Supreme Metaphysics Spirit at the Epoch Art Museum in Wenzhou, China, coordinated by the Shanghai-based agency Monumental Culture.
Image: John Reynolds, FrenchBayDarkly.../Woolloomooloo, 2018, oil paint marker on acrylic on canvas, 4800 x 1800 mm

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Billy Apple at the Govett-Brewster Art Galley

The Govett-BresterArt Gallery's exhibition Yuichiro Tamura: Milky Mountain includes work by Billy Apple from his Alterations, reflecting Tamura's interest in the contexts within which his work is exhibited. Read more...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The (controversial) intersection of Maori art and modernism in New Zealand

Gordon Walters features alongside other major figures (Rita Angus, Paratene Matchitt, Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Ans Westra amongst others) in the controversial exhibition Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art at the City Gallery Wellington. The exhibition presents Schoon's work as constantly in dialogue or dispute with other cultural forms and artists. Read more...
Image: Gordon Walters, Untitled, 1945, acrylic on board, collection of the Walters Estate

Gordon Walters: New Vision

The survey exhibition Gordon Walters: New Vision ends its national tour at Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand. The exhibition closes on 13 October 2019. 
Image: Gordon Walters

Billy Apple in collaboration with Tame Iti

Billy Apple is currently presenting a collaborative work with Tame Iti at Ruatoki, coordinated by James McCarthy. Apple's contribution is installed in Te Ranimoaho, Te Rewarewa Pa. It's another iteration, this time in Maori, of his Basic Needs text work (food water shelter clothing), but this time he has added Tuamanako which introduces an element of hope.
Image: Billy Apple's Basic Needs at Ruatoki, Bay of Plenty

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary 2019

Starkwhite will participate in Sydney Contemporary from 12-15 September 2019 with two presentations in adjacent spaces. In one space we'll present new works by Martin Basher (US/NZ) and Rebecca Baumann (AUS) and in the other a group show of works by represented artists including  Whitney Bedford (US), Ani O'Neill (CI), Fiona Pardington (NZ), Gordon Walters (NZ) and Michael Zavros (AUS).
Image: Installation view of Martin Basher's work at Starkwhite in February 2019 showing how his new work will be installed at Sydney Contemporary

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Coming up at Starkwhite

Our next exhibition is by Hong Kong-Based artist Yuk King Tan. It was scheduled to open on Tuesday 20 August but the protests at Hong Kong airport are affecting flights out of the city and the artist is not sure when she will arrive to install. We'll be updating details as they come to hand.
Image: Studio shot of works being made for Yuk King Tan's exhibition Crisis of the Ordinary 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Collaboration with Artspace

On 1 August Starkwhite staged an event with Artspace, which was part of Whakamaui: Recovery Positions, a series of installations and events proposed by artist and academic Mark Harvey in collaboration with others that consider cultural and political tensions and disunity contextualised by the work of Guy Ngan. Read more... The Starkwhite event was a collaboration between Harvey and artist Adrienne Wong who recreated the signage of her family's grocery business on our window (her family's business was located in the space adjacent to Starkwhite) as a setting for a talk on their family history and the challenges faced by Chinese New Zealanders
me Anything, curated by Melanie Oliver, The Dowse Art Museum (2018). Photo: John Lake

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Starkwhite Sampler

Our current exhibition titled Sampler  (23 July-17 August 2019) presents works by represented artists including new work (Koru Huia 2019 by Fiona Pardington and a large-scale painting View from the top of a Cliff, 2019 by John Reynolds), recent works by other represented artists (Ani O'Neill, Seung Yul Oh and others) and early work by Billy Apple, Gordon Walters and Len Lye. Read more...
Image: John Reynolds, View from the top of the cliff, 2019, silver marker on acrylic on linen, 7m x 2.5m

Monday, July 8, 2019

Rebecca Baumann at La Trobe Art Institute

Rebecca Baumann is represented in the exhibition Autoluminescent at the LaTrobe University gallery with an architectural intervention titled Light Moments, Light Movements, 2019, dichroic film on glass. The exhibition runs to 24 August 2019. Read more...
Image: Installation view of Rebecca Baumann's Light Moments, Light Movements, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland

Fiona Pardington's exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland runs from 12 June - 11 July 2019, with thanks to Wellcome Collection/Science Museums Group. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, A60927, 2019, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Fiona Pardington at historic Alberton House

In June, historic Alberton will host an exhibition of photographs and site-specific installation by New Zealand artist Fiona Pardington that speaks of what is precious and valued. Taku Toi Kahurangi / My Precious Jewel presents photographs of taonga Māori in Alberton’s opulent ballroom, an elegantly furnished parlour in the 1863 homestead. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see taonga/ treasures of two cultures together and re-presented from the viewpoint of one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists. The photographs will be accompanied by a bespoke installation created by the artist in Alberton’s 19th century glass vitrine combining objects and artefacts from Alberton’s collection with treasures from Fiona Pardington’s personal collection. The project has been curated by Kelly Carmichael and coincides with Pardington's Starkwhite exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland.
Image: installation view of Taku Toi Kahurangi / My Precious Jewel at Alberton

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Coming up: art/science project with Billy Apple

Image: Billy Apple, MN+1 - an artist's micro biome, collection of the Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland

Gavin Hipkins: The Homely II

Gavin Hipkins' The Homely II is showing at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery to 2 June 2019. Read more...
Image: Gavin Hipkins, The Homely II, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, installation view

John Reynolds Missing Hours at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

John Reynolds has completed a 23m x 7.5m painting titled The Falls on the Big Wall at the Dundedin Public Art Gallery. Read more...
Image: John Reynolds, The Falls, 2019 (detail) at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Fiona Pardington at the Musee du Quai Branly

Six portraits from Fiona Pardington's The Pressure of Sunlight Falling series are showing in the exhibition Oceania at Musee du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac, Paris to 7 July. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, Portrait ofalife cast of Tou Taloa (painted),Samoa, 1010,pigment inks on Hahnemuhle photo rag, dimensions variable,curtesy of the Musee de l'Homme, Paris

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

Srarkwhite will present an exhibition on the intersection of modernism and contemporary Maori art at Art Basel Hong Kong from 29-31 March 2019, featuring works buy Paratene Matchitt and Gordon Walters. Read more...
Image: Parartene Matchitt, Quorum 2019 (detail) and Gordon Walters, Untitled, 1978, actylic and PVA on canvas, 1500 x 1200 mm. Walters courtesty of the Walters Estate