Charles F. Goldie is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most famous artists and Gow Langsford Gallery is delighted to host As Rembrandt Would Have Painted the Maori, the first one-man exhibition of his works in a dealer gallery for six decades.
Although enlivened by controversy, his paintings are fabled in New Zealand history. Reports of thefts and vandalisms sit alongside perpetually record-shattering prices; while criticism that his works are testament to colonial racism is refuted by widespread praise of his talents and by those who revere his depictions of their ancestors.
This exhibition brings together paintings from private collections around the country and will provide a rare opportunity for audiences to view his works outside a public gallery environment. In his essay written to accompany the exhibition, Goldie scholar Roger Blackley offers an insight into the mystique surrounding Goldie and his subjects. Contact us to reserve a copy of the catalogue or view online here.