Opens Tonight - Sea+Scapes, Faces+Flowers
22 - 28 AUGUST
SEA+SCAPES, FACES+FLOWERS: CAROLINA GARTNER & JAN LAWRENCE
OPENING: 5.00 -
7.30pm Monday 22 August.
OPEN: 10.00am - 5.30pm Tuesday - Sunday.
The artist van Gogh once said “what would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything” - it is this philosophy that lies behind the challenge of holding their first painting exhibition for local artists Carolina Gartner and Jan Lawrence.
For Carolina, Sea+Scapes reflects the inspiration she gains from visits back to the north Chilean deserts and the Australian landscape she later grew up in. More recently the ever changing sea and sky scapes from her Plimmerton studio provides her with constant subject matter. Deep indian reds, yellow-gold ochres and bright ultramarine blues make up part of her painting palette to recreate these vistas.
Carolina has been inspired by attending various workshops with well known artists such as local water colourist Jacky Pearson, Australian artists Alvo Castagnet, Joseph Zbukvic and landscape impressionist Colley Whisson. She is also expanding her skills at the Learning Connexion art school in Taita.
Jan's paintings in Faces+Flowers follow a different path; for her, it's the fun of turning chaos into rich colour and form with her larger than life florals and portraits that inspires her. She loves creating shapes of light and dark and seeing a painting develop from a bit of chaos.
Jan's painting mentors have been various artists such as American Pino and Dan Gerhartz who use of light to create movement in their wonderful figure paintings. Jan's love of painting florals comes from doing several workshops with Australian artist Jacqueline Coates.
30 AUGUST - 4 SEPTEMBER 2011
OPENING: 5.30 Monday 29
OPEN: 11.00am - 6.00pm Tuesday - Saturday, 11.00am - 3.00pm Sunday.
Exquisite Corpse is a photo / graphic exhibition by four Wellington designers: Liane McGee, Kate Arnott and Tessa Gourley of Fortyfive Design and Andrew McGee of Teaspoon Films. Each designer has collected images in response to the others’ photographic contribution, forming a sequential collaboration of four distinct perspectives. Out of this creative process, a united body of work has emerged – Exquisite Corpse.
The inspiration for this approach comes from the Surrealists’ parlour game, a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled, with each collaborator adding to the composition in sequence, by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. The name is derived from a phrase that resulted when Surrealists first played the game, “La cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau.” (The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.”)
Come and experience a collection of vibrant imagery, surprising connections and exquisite discoveries – we look forward to seeing you there!
For more information or to find out about our other work check out our website, www.fortyfive.co.nz .