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Kristy Gorman's 'drawn' at Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

Kristy Gorman's 'drawn' at Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

Opening Tuesday 14 November, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Exhibition: 15 November - 2 December 2017


Folding, shifting and overlapping - geometric inhabitants of indefinite scale drift and dwell in pale spaces. Expanding hexagons, tilting stripes, crystal-like structures and even harlequin patterns are carefully painted by this subtle yet accomplished painter and realised in her refined and precise style. Parallelograms permute, hexagons slowly solidify and bands of colour are repeated. Patterns and constructions are formed from small shapes, areas of colour, voids and traces. Like secret signals, shards march upright and flag-forms drop, creating a language of mathematical semaphores. Gently adding, sometimes subtracting colour, KRISTY GORMAN's paintings are lightly layered and layered again.

Primed and prepared board is the product of a gradual building up of surface, a light ground. With her new body of work, Gorman adds veils of muslin, stretching, subtracting and distorting them across the surface - pushing and pulling them into submission to create new forms - a new and unique drawing language.

Fractured glimpses of forms encourage one to linger, we are invited to look and look again. Testaments to complexity and restraint, Gorman's paintings are contemplative and tremendously subtle. Teetering, they are ephemeral, yet evocative- they resist fixed meanings. They function as exquisite vestiges and we are beckoned to witness painstaking details, empty spaces, alluring colours and cunning configurations.


Due to overwhelming demand HENRIETTA HARRIS | I GAVE YOU ALL THE CLUES
has been extended by a week. Ends this Saturday 11th November at 3pm.


Please note that Melanie Roger Gallery has relocated to 444 Karangahape Rd in Newton. The gallery continues to work with its roster of both established and emerging artists with an exciting line up of exhibitions planned for 2017 and beyond. We thank all our artists, clients and friends of the gallery for supporting us at our Herne Bay location and we look forward to welcoming you to our new space!


Melanie Roger Gallery, 444 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland

Wednesday - Friday 11 - 4pm & Saturday 11 - 3pm, or by appointment

info@melanierogergallery.com
www.melanierogergallery.com


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