Amanda Gruenwald <em>Green, Pink, Blue</em> 2016. Acrylic, alkyd and oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

Amanda Gruenwald Green, Pink, Blue 2016. Acrylic, alkyd and oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

Exhibition

23 Sep — 3 Dec 2017

Surface Affect: Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin, Michael Zavros

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 continues the Govett-Brewster’s long engagement with painting and presenting new artists to its audiences.

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Young Auckland artist Amanda Gruenwald produces hi-colour fluid abstractions that look like an earlier generation of ‘pour’ painting but are actually built-up in painstaking and ‘painterly’ brushed layers – harking back to pre-20th century modes and techniques.

Mid-generation New Zealand artist Jeena Shin has produced two site-specific wall paintings for the exhibition; continuing a long exploration of geometric abstraction and alternative surfaces for painting.

Brisbane-based Michael Zavros is a master of photorealist reproduction who engages with the double agency of his subjects and his own subjectivity: surface in the world of Zavros has everything to do with the fashion/commodity/sex connotation of the word. Nevertheless, they’re slyly appealing – as paintings.


Curated by Simon Rees