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Leading Canterbury artists to showcase new works at NG Space


Leading Canterbury artists to showcase new works at NG Space


Bill Hammond Goods and services. Triptych 2013. Acrylic on stretched canvas. Reproduced courtesy of the artist

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu’s latest exhibition De Lautour / Greig / Hammond, featuring new works of art from leading Canterbury practitioners Tony de Lautour, Jason Greig and Bill Hammond, opens at the Gallery’s Madras Street space tomorrow.

Gallery director Jenny Harper says the exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for the three highly-respected, local artists to show their latest works.

“It has been a particularly challenging two years for these artists, with the loss of studio space and limited opportunities and venues for them to exhibit. So the Gallery is pleased to offer this chance for Christchurch gallery-goers to see new work by three artists with strong ties to Canterbury, where they have all trained and worked for many years.”

The new works exhibited in De Lautour / Greig / Hammond include a selection of De Lautour’s recent geometric abstract paintings, Greig’s exquisitely executed dreamscape monoprints and photo-relief montages and a stunning new painting by Hammond, featuring his iconic morphed birds inhabiting a primeval, subterranean landscape.

“It has been an absolute treat for me to engage with new work by these artists,” says Gallery curator Peter Vangioni.

“Hammond’s painting Goods and Services. Triptych is both beautifully traditional and utterly sumptuous, while the large scale of Greig’s latest monoprints, including ‘Farewell Italica… say goodnight Gracie’, is truly impressive. And De Lautour’s large painting, ‘Central Planning’, is an great example of his recent investigations into geometric abstraction and provides a fascinating counterpoint to his earlier work.”

De Lautour / Greig / Hammond offers an exciting opportunity for Christchurch residents to enjoy the new works in a fitting setting.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 2 February until Sunday 10 March 2013.

For more information visit www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz

-ENDS-


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