Trish Clark Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting in Booth B7 at Auckland Art Fair 2016, New Zealand’s re-vitalised niche regional art fair. 34 years of high-level art world engagement underpins Trish Clark Gallery in New Zealand – representing noted international and New Zealand artists across a range of media and generations.
Concurrent with internationally renowned Alfredo Jaar’s first solo exhibition in Australasia at Trish Clark Gallery in Bowen Avenue, we are presenting a selection of works at Auckland Art Fair by New Zealand-based artists that speak to expanded notions of ‘here’ – grounded in this place on the edge of the Pacific – looking out; presenting an opportunity to cast a fresh eye over the notions of ‘here’ that we all carry in our hearts and minds, whether examined and articulated or not, and revealing the perhaps little recognised commonality shared by these twelve artists of diverse material approaches.
Galia Amsel, Stephen Bambury, Chris Corson-Scott, Phil Dadson, John Edgar, Jennifer French, Amanda Gruenwald, Jae Hoon Lee, Alan Miller, Kazu Nakagawa, Marie Shannon and Ann Shelton provide fresh insights of ‘here’. The shimmering light of Corson-Scott’s interior and exterior landscapes are counterpoint to the contemplative beauty and mystery of Jennifer French’s and Alan Miller’s; Marie Shannon’s more quirky and intimate versions of her ‘landscapes’ and Jae Hoon Lee’s subtly manipulated landscape alongside Phil Dadson’s evocative painted and scorched March Music for our volcanic ‘here’; Ann Shelton’s strength and clarity and subtle politics alongside the magic wrought in stone by John Edgar; and all complemented by the more abstracted sensibility of ‘here’ present in the cast glass of Galia Amsel, the landscape-derived painting explorations of Amanda Gruenwald, and Stephen Bambury’s alchemical materiality referencing earth, water and cultural landscape.