News from 40 George StreetThe Wetware exhibition mentioned below might be of interest
given recent discussion on ADA.
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From: Jane Sanders
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Subject: News from 40 George Street
Currently at 40 GEORGE STREET we are showing a changing selection of work featuring:
A collection of paintings in honour of ANZAC Day by Michael Shepherd.
A fantastic new series of ruler works by Paul Cullen.
A selection of oils on paper by Jan Nigro.
Greer Twiss - A Curios Collection - An Installation 1999/2005 fills the back gallery to
the roof line, and is a delight.
Recent works on paper by John Lyall.
From Dilana are new rugs - Kate Wells pays tribute to
Bill Sutton's Norwester Grasses.
Nigro - Nude and Butterflies, Hugh Bannerman describes as testament to Jan Nigro's
colour skills and his rugs makers 25 years of experience.
OTHER EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS FEATURING THE ARTISTS
Michael Shepherd's exhibition The Early Years - 1975 - 1931 at the Rotorua Museum of
Art & History finishes on the 31st April.
Rotorua Museum of Art & History, Government Gardens. Open daily 10-5pm
On ANZAC DAY - a short piece based around Michael Shepherd's series of paintings 45
Minutes on the Somme - Upon thinking about time, photographs and the Language of Memory,
19886-87 directed by Annie Goldson as part of Screentime's coverage on ANZAC Day will
be aired after the dawn parade on Maori Television, expected time around 9-10am.
Jan Nigro has a new body of photographic work featuring in the group exhibition WETWARE -A
forum for new work pertaining to the body.
Jacqui Blanchard, Fear Brampton, Maree Henry, Jan Nigro, Mark Summerville, Jane Zusters
Opening: Artstation Gallery - Wednesday 26 April 2006, 5.30 - 7pm.
Wetware takes the notion of lens space as a way to view, investigate and consider the
human body in contemporary art and society.
Six established and emerging artists use lens-based media including photography,
photomontage and video to open up discussion about the ground of the figure in both the
contemporary imagination and society.
The idea for the Wetware exhibition came about when figurative painter Jan Nigro started
working with photomontage. "After a long career as a painter of the human condition,
recently I felt a yearn to go 'out of context' which to me meant looking at
current photographic art. I discovered a strong conceptual and sometimes complicit gaze at
the body," says Nigro.
Wetware draws on the long history of the figurative tradition in art yet looks at the
enormous plasticity of the body in today's world, from the body's potential for
cyborgation and makeover, to the diverse perspectives and values attached to today's
Exhibition runs until 11 May 2006.
Artstation 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland. Mon-Fri 9-5, Mon-Thu 6-9, Sat 10-4. Ph
376 3221 for more details.
I hope you enjoy the exhibitions and look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon.
Jane Sanders - Art Agent
Artists Represented: Michael Shepherd, Jan Nigro, Greer Twiss, John Lyall, Paul Cullen.
Phone & Fax 64-9 623 8496 Mobile 025-280 9822 E-mail sanders(a)clear.net.nz
40 George Street, Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ. Viewing by appointment or Thu & Fri 10-5, Sat