Karl Maughan’s exhibition A Clear Day opens at Pataka Art + Museum on Sunday 28 September. His monumental, vibrant paintings of gardens in full flower are the perfect antidote to any post-election blues.
Karl Maughan, returned to Auckland from an extended OE in 2005, and then back to Wellington, his place of birth, a couple of years ago. The paintings in the exhibition have been gathered together from private and public collections in Palmerston North and Wellington, including the centrepiece of the exhibition from Te Papa’s collection - A Clear Day, 1999 which is a six-canvas panorama spanning over 10 metres. Other works on display include a vibrant painting of rhododendrons at Cross Hills Gardens in Kimbolton, near Palmerston North.
Also opening on Sunday is an exhibition by jeweler Matthew McIntyre Wilson. He crafts intricate woven kete (baskets), kakahu (cloaks) and tatua (belts) from fine copper and silver wire.
The exhibitions run from Sunday 28 September until Sunday 8 February 2015 at Pataka.