Summer Editions: Group Exhibition

6 December 2023 - 10 February 2024 Kitchener Street

We are delighted to present Summer Editions. This exhibition features editioned works by Gow Langsford artists, including John Pule, Max Gimblett, Reuben Paterson, Brett Graham, Dick Frizzell, Gregor Kregar, along with classic prints by Patrick Hanly and Don Binney.

John Pule is one of the world’s leading figures in contemporary Pacific art. Pule’s prints feature extensively in this show, including several made in collaboration with distinguished writer and curator Gregory O’Brien. In May 2011, Pule and O’Brien were both part of a group of nine artists that travelled to the Kermadec Islands. This trip was an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trust, and resulted in the exhibition Kermadec, which toured 15 venues around New Zealand. Over the course of the trip and subsequent exhibition, the pair forged a creative partnership. This resulted in several series of collaborative prints. The most recent offerings by Pule and O’Brien are included in this exhibition.

Max Gimblett’s Revery is an excellent example of the printmaking practice that he has maintained in parallel with his storied painting career. Revery is a minimal but striking image, featuring the distinctive gestural abstraction that has defined Gimblett’s work for decades.

Reuben Paterson has developed a reputation as one of Aotearoa’s leading contemporary artists. His exquisite glitter paintings have captured eyes and imaginations throughout New Zealand and abroad. His stunning screenprint Toka-Parore is included in Summer Prints. This work features one of Paterson’s distinctive Māori motifs rendered in printing ink and glitter. An edition of his 2005 work Naturist is also exhibited.

Gregor Kregar’s sculptural gnomes have become widely known and enjoyed by art lovers everywhere. The pair here and brand new from the studio, and each is from an edition of five. Two of Dick Frizzell’s works appear, Sylvan Road from 2006 and Tears from 2016. Frizell is one of New Zealand’s best-known artists and his distinctive images have become iconic. Brett Graham’s Spirit of Aloha is from an edition of 25. The work features striking geometry in a muted palette.

The late greats Don Binney and Pat Hanly are two of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists of the Twentieth Century. Binney’sMill Creek, Rakiura from 2011 and Kotuku, Puketotara from 2005 demonstrate the image-making nous and distinctive subject matter that his work is cherished for. Hanly’s Love Scene B from 1968 showcases his expressive flair with the human figure.

Editions are an excellent way to acquire artworks by leading artists at accessible price points, and they make excellent gifts. All of these high-quality works are by well-known New Zealand artists with proven track records.

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