May 2013 / Reuben Paterson in Flow Riders
Rotorua Museum is currently hosting Flow Riders: Tracing Kowhaiwhai Traditions. This exhibition shows the changing ways kowhaiwhai (painted scroll designs) have been used to tell the stories of iwi, hapu and whanau and includes two works by Reuben Paterson, Estrous and Whakapapa Get Down on Your Knees. (image: Paterson, Estrous)
April 2013 / Reuben Paterson on cover of current issue of Bulletin and is 2013 Govett Brewster artist in residence
March 2013 / Reuben Paterson recent acquisition by National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria has recently acquired Reuben Paterson’s A Crucifixion which is currently on show as part of its exhibition of Contemporary Asian and Pacific Art (until June 1, 2013). The NGV’s newly opened Contemporary Asian & Pacific Art gallery focusses on art practice that is part of a global art world, yet geographically closer to Australia than Europe or North America. image: Paterson: A Crucifixion, 2012
July 2012 / Reuben Paterson’s Bottled Lightning now on in Sydney
Bottled Lightning continues Reuben Paterson’s lively exploration of materials, which started with glitter-on-canvas depictions of kowhaiwhai and fabric designs, and diversified into a range of media including sequins, foil, diamond dust, shoes, gourds, video and installation. Curated by Andrew Clifford, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, the exhibition is a min-survey of Paterson’s works to date. Runs until 11 August at Peloton, Sydney.
Kinetic energy has always been a key feature in Paterson’s works, whether it is the optical effects of painting, influenced by Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, the spiritually charged dance of light and dark on reflective surfaces, or the kaleidoscopic distortions of his interactive and digital works. Fusing liquid, light and metal, his cultural patterns have evoked sacred diamonds, the social and ecological aftermath of gold mining, and the tidal pull of lunar forces. These remind us of the underlying power that ripples beneath the land we stand on with its ever-changing layers of history. Contained on a canvas like bottled lightning, they challenge our perception and control of the present as a state of flow, an analogy for capturing the elusive creative process as it shifts between boredom and inspiration. (source: Gus Fisher Gallery website)
20 January 2012 to 3 March 2012. For a full list of related events and opening hours, see their website.
December 2011 / Reuben Paterson at Musee du quai Branley
The musée du quai Branly presents Māori: Their treasures have a soul, featuring Māori culture through 250 pieces from the collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Inclduing work by Reuben Paterson this exhibition, is shown for the first time outside New Zealand. The exhibition presents a great range of artwork, including sculpture, adornment, daily and sacred objects, architectural elements, photographs, audiovisual documents, and so on. It highlights the links between taonga (ancestral Māori treasures) and contemporary art, shedding light on important issues and debates for Māori today. The exhibition presents Māori culture as seen by Māori, free from Western views and biases. The heart of the exhibition features art that addresses the political, spiritual, and aesthetic developments that have shaped Māori culture from website).
August 2011 / New Reuben Paterson editions
Two new Reuben Paterson glitter edition were launched at the Art Fair. Ceremony Seekers and Rejoice Together are now available, each $1650. See more information and images, along with other Paterson editions here.
Reuben Paterson has two works, his DVD Te Putahitanga o Rehua and the painting Nemesis in the exhibition E Tu Ake: Standing Stong, an international touring show opening at Te Papa Tongrarewa on April 9. Tino rangatiratanga (the ability to choose one's own destiny) lies at the heart of E Tu Ake: Standing Strong an exhibition in which ancestral Maori treasures from Aotearoa New Zealand stand alongside contemporary works. E Tu Ake reflects the artistic depth and political aspirations of the vibrant indigenous culture of Aotearoa. (source: Te Papa website) On 9 April until 26 June.
MARCH 2011 / REUBEN PATERSON POUR WORLD
Reuben Paterson has again teamed up with fashion label WORLDman in an inspired range of menswear. The new collection Ice Cream and Muscles was launched at their High St store last week which Paterson has turned into a must-see temporary Sex Museum.
An earlier WORLD-Paterson collaboration is also currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The piece is included in Man Style, an exhibition that explores the extremes of masculine style and some of the most influential ideas that have pervaded menswear over the past three centuries". (source NGV website). The exhibition runs until October 30, see their website for more details
January 2011 / Reuben Paterson at Pataka Museum
Visit Pataka Museum and enjoy Reuben Paterson's She Beauty, She Beast. Extending the body of work exhibition in dear beauty, dear beast at Gow Langsford Gallery last year, this show combines both his iconic pattern works and his newer animal paintings in his signature glitter style.
JANUARY 2011 / SARA HUGHES AND REUBEN PATERSON IN TOP TEN AT GUS FISHER GALLERY
Celebrating ten years of the Gus Fisher Gallery, which opened in March 2001, Top Ten introduces a selection of works most recently added to The University of Auckland Art Collection. Since 2006, the collection has been managed by the Centre for New Zealand Art Research and Discovery, which also looks after the Gus Fisher Gallery and Window.
Artists featured include Sara Hughes, Megan Jenkinson, Andrew McLeod, Alex Monteith, Roger Mortimer, Seung Yul Oh, Fiona Pardington, Reuben Paterson, Yvonne Todd and Daniel von Sturmer. On until 5 March. (image: Hughes, Chromatic Interactions, 2010)
JANUARY 2011 /REUBEN PATERSON AT PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORART ART, CANADA
Reuben Paterson's painting Nigh (2005) and DVD animation Te Putahitanga o rehua (2005) are included in Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, an exhibition of international contemporary indigenous art at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Canada.
"Close Encounters brings together over 30 Indigenous artists from across Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, including newly commissioned work from Rebecca Belmore, Faye HeavyShield, Kent Monkman, and Edward Poitras. Jimmie Durham's long-term sculptural work A Pole to Mark the Centre of the World at Winnipeg will be an ongoing critique of widely held ideas surrounding space and location, while James Luna's poignant installation The Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await my Ascension, addresses issues of ritual and the passing of time. Close Encounters showcases artists and artworks that collectively invent provocative futures from a diversity of perspectives and practices." (source: Plug In website)
The exhibition opens next week and runs until May 11, see their website for more information.
September 2010 / Reuben Paterson and WORLD at NZ Fashion Week
This year New Zealand Fashion Week celebrated its 10th anniversary and Reuben Paterson in collaboration with WORLD created the accessories for WORLDMAN in their collection Wasted Days and Wasted Nights which debuted at a high tea event in the Langham Hotel's Great Room.
Paterson has also created t-shirts for men and women, and a badge for WORLD Summer 2010/2011, in stores soon - look out for the WORLDMAN store for a glitter takeover this summer.
August 2010 / Reuben Paterson in Under at Lopdell House
Under an exhibition curated by Karl Chitham for Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi opens to the public this Friday 5th August 2010 and runs until the 3rd October 2010.
Under features work by Mark Adams, Deborah Crowe, Megan Hansen-Knarhoi, Niki Hastings-McFall, Lonnie Hutchinson, Rangi Kipa, Ben Pearce, Reuben Paterson, Jane Shearer, John Walsh and Clinton Watkins that investigates the dichotomies of New Zealand landscape. Under is a probing of the way we navigate territories. It is an exploratory mission into the grey areas between nature and the manmade, imagination and reality, and the difficulties of cultural expectation. Under seeks to expose the ideas that lurk beneath the surface, a conscious unveiling of the darker alternatives to romantic notions of the way we see the land and its history. (source: Lopdell House Gallery website)
July 2010 / Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua at Tauranga Art Gallery
See Reuben Paterson's first digital animation Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua at Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga (14 July - 26 September). The animation "follows on from the site specific installation he made on the ground at Riccarton House for the 2003 SCAPE Art and Industry Biennial in Christchurch, which honours the intrepid journey taken by Ngai Tahu to collect the precious resource of pounamu in the area of Lake Wakatipu. For the Tauranga Art Gallery Paterson will present this work on a large scale, projected onto a wall that animates the space in a fluctuation of optical forms that reflect on how perception is a continual process of reconfiguring and re ordering what we see and what can be seen". (source: Tauranga Art Gallery website)
Reuben Paterson's recent painting The Nether Regions is now on show at Hastings City Art Gallery as part of Putiputi: The Flower in Contemporary New Zealand Art . 10 July 2010 - 26 September 2010
The 17th Biennale of Sydney opens next week including works by Reuben Paterson. Paterson is exhibiting nine commissioned works which respond to the heritage site of a Military Officer's guardhouse and residence on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. See here for more information on the exhibition and opening week events
See works by Reuben Paterson at the 17th Biennale of Sydney . Paterson is exhibiting nine commissioned works which respond to the heritage site of a Military Officer's guardhouse and residence on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. See here for more information on the exhibition which runs until 1 August 2010.
February 2010 I Reuben Paterson
Listen to Reuben Paterson talk to Lynn Freeman about his exhibition dear beauty, dear beast, on Radio New Zealand here. (21.02.2010)
February 2010 I Reuben Paterson announced in Sydney Biennale line up
Reuben Paterson will exhibit at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, opening in May. Paterson will show nine commissioned works which respond to the heritage site of a Military Officer's guardhouse and residence on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. See here for more information on the Biennale.
December 2009 / Cover Art
Check out Reuben Paterson's Whakapapa: Get Down on Your Knees on the cover of the current Issue of Art & Australia. Gregor Kregar's work is featured on the back cover as winner of the Summer 2009 ANZ Private Bank and Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award. Dick Frizzell's Car Crash also features on the Summer issue of Artnews.
Reuben Paterson will be featured on TVNZs Newartland. Episode 12 There Goes the Moon airs on Saturday 21st November and will be available online after the screening.
Photo by Grant Finlay
April 2009 I Reuben Paterson at Asia Pacific Triennal
Congratulations to Reuben Paterson who has been invited to exhibit at the sixth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane in December. The Triennial is the Queensland Art Gallerys flagship international exhibition and the only major series of exhibitions in the world to focus exclusively on Contemporary Art from Asia and the Pacific.
March 2008 I Reuben Paterson Limited Edition Moustache Glasses
Reuben Paterson's limited edition art glass visits The Logi Cup ca.525 BC, collection of the Christchurch Art Gallery. The cup is an ornately decorated vessel that when full to the brim and raised to the lips was designed to mask the face of the drinker, creating universality in the Dionysian ritual of intoxication and celebration.
A set of 6 heatprinted decal on Bormioli Roco Italian crystal.
Premium Mod.No 6
59cl 20 oz each
h 238 mm - 7 1/2"
round 95 mm - 3 3/4"
Signed Limited edition of 15
November 2007 / Of Deities or Mortals at the Christchurch Art Gallery
Recent works by Sara Hughes and Reuben Paterson are included in Of Deities or Mortals at the Christchurch Art Gallery, open from 16 November 2007 - 10 February 2008. Titled after a line in John Keats' poem Ode on a Grecian Urn, Of Deities or Mortals takes eight objects from the University of Canterbury's James Logie Memorial Collection of Greek artifacts, and invites eight contemporary New Zealand artists to create a response. For more information about the show and featured artists, visit the Christchurch Art Gallery or email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2008 / Reuben Paterson Billboard Project
Reuben Paterson is the second artist invited to create a work for the ARTSPACE Billboard Project. In partnership with the Langham Hotel ARTSPACE invites artists to create a work (measuring 22.5 x 4 meter) to fill the hotels billboard on Aucklands KRoad. The project offers the artists an opportunity to work on a colossal scale, in a new medium and in a context that extends beyond the gallery walls.
Patersons billboard captures his use of theatre foil in a playful undulating panel of stripes. ARTSPACE director Brian Butler says, When I was thinking about various artists to invite for the billboard project, I always thought that Reuben could work on such a massive scale. The way his new work plays between abstraction, Pop and Op art is perfectly communicated.
November 2008 / Reuben Paterson in collaboration with World and Cite
The Urbis Design Day is an annual promotion of Auckland's fashion and design culture. This year, World are exhibiting artworks by Reuben Paterson in the Cite showroom; a space featuring Charles Vitra design classic chairs, Eames furniture and incredible limited edition wooden toys.
Pictured here: Reuben Paterson foil works in the background and glitter suit in front.
Design Day : Saturday 17th November 2008
September 2007 / Reuben Paterson at NBK Berlin
Reuben Paterson, Shane Cotton and John Pule have been invited to exhibit at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, as part of the exhibition Dateline: Contemporary Art of the Pacific Islands. The exhibition, which is a curatorial collaboration between Rhana Devenport of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery and Dr. Alexander Tolnay, director of NBK, will tour Germany and return to New Zealand in 2008.
The City Gallery Kiel: 25 January - 24 March 2008
City Gallery Sindelfingen: 20 April -22 June 2008
March 2007 / Reuben Paterson at Eden Artspeak 2007
A dynamic schedule of artist's talks have again been compiled by Eden Arts. The talks have become a regular part of the Auckland summer arts calendar and attract a wide range of professionals associated with the arts, students, as well as emerging and established collectors. Paterson will talk about his recent travels, and artists residency in New York at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Programme).
Reuben Paterson and Peter Madden: Thursday 8th March, 7pm - 9pm.
Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Gillies Ave