Richard Adams – Weathered Lines & Matt Akehurst – Mostly Small Works

Richard Adams and Matt Akehurst

Showing 19th June 2018 - 7th July 2018

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Richard Adams – Weathered Lines & Matt Akehurst – Mostly Small Works - Richard Adams and Matt Akehurst

 

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Richard Adams

When I think about my painting I think about being moved by beauty and light, it’s not so much in the eye but in your minds eye that perfection can be found. We all respond to light and beauty throughout our lives and the response is the same for viewer as it is the artist.

A clear blue sky in the middle of the day will almost certainly illustrate a very different kind of emotion than say the light of a soft dark evening sky fading slowly into night. Our emotional life in my view is much stronger than our intellectual life. These new works on paper and canvas are my direct translation of this feeling of light and beauty, I’ve seen and experienced on my travels around New Zealand over many years.

 

   

Matt Akehurst

Matt Akehurst observes that his arts practice, ‘looks at the contextual frame work of the art world.’ Since graduating from the University of Canterbury (2010), his projects have included the Rejected Art Award, (responding to the Wallace Art Award) and in 2012, You Are Here, a public sculpture now in the Christchurch Art Gallery’s collection that highlighted the absence of art in Christchurch in AA road signs, pointing the frustrated visitor to international attractions like the Sistine Chapel. Akehurst’s current work creates fictional history of ‘unseen’ artworks by artists like Henry Moore, using ‘mundane’ materials that includes polystyrene and plaster.

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