Michael Zavros <em>Phoebe is 11/Lind Farrow</em> 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland

Michael Zavros Phoebe is 11/Lind Farrow 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland

Exhibition Opening

  • Sat 23 Sep 2017
  • 3—5PM
  • Todd Energy Foyer
  • All welcome
  • Drinks and nibbles provided
  • Free entry, donations appreciated
  • No rsvp required

Join us as we celebrate the opening of this suite of exhibitions.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Director Simon Rees and staff warmly invite you to our exhibitions opening event.

Surface Affect: Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin, Michael Zavros
Sat 23 Sep – Sun 3 Dec 2017
Surface Affect presents the work of three painters working with concepts of the surface, and the surface of their pictures, in different ways. The exhibition includes new commissions by each of the artists.
Curated by Simon Rees

Ralph Hotere Black Paintings 1–7
Fri 22 Sep – Sun 3 Dec 2017
Ralph Hotere’s Black Paintings (1968–69) were the first works acquired for the Govett-Brewster Collection. They remain at the cutting-edge of minimal geometric abstraction painting produced in New Zealand and foreground conversations between Māori and European aesthetics and consciousness.

Projection Series #7: First as fiction, then as myth
Sat 26 Aug – Sun 12 Nov 2017
We present three recent films by Ursula Mayer (AT/UK), Oscar Enberg (NZ/DE), and Martine Syms (US) that collapse distinctions between biography, fiction and myth.
Each film screens for three weeks.
Curated by Tendai John Mutambu and Sophie O’Brien

David Clegg: loca projects / correction
Sun 6 Aug – Sun 5 Nov 2017
loca projects / correction is an ongoing project that tests reading and listening. The work assembles recent photography, sound recordings and text from a variety of times and places, gathered in New Plymouth, Christchurch and Vienna in response to the writing of Thomas Bernhard and Sergio Chejfec. The exhibition has been made in two stages: the second iteration opening this weekend.
Curated by Tendai John Mutambu and Sophie O’Brien

Len Lye: Happy Moments
Sat 5 Aug – Sun 26 Nov 2017
We present key works from the Len Lye Foundation Collection and Archive, captured in their historical moment. Beginning with Lye’s well-known kinetic masterpiece Universe and its appearance in Bounding Steel Sculpture in 1965 at the Howard Wise Gallery, New York, we take a journey from London – New York – Northern Europe, through three key exhibitions.
Curated by Paul Brobbel

Related Opening Weekend Programming

Hotere – dir. Merata Mita
Sat 23 Sep | 12 – 1.30pm
Len Lye Centre Cinema
Free | Donations appreciated
Exhibition talk
Hamish Win on the film work of Oscar Enberg
Sun 24 Sep | 12 – 1pm
Len Lye Centre Cinema
Free | Donations appreciated
NZSL interpreted

Artist talk

Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin and Michael Zavros
Sun 24 Sep | 2 – 3pm
Gallery 3
Free | Donations appreciated
NZSL interpreted

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