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TheDreamWeavers Trish Campbell

Mark Cross

Lorie Dugardyn

Grant Hanna

Niki Hill Gareth Price Brent Wong

Alvin Xiong

8th May - 14th June pierre peeters gallery 251 PARNELL ROAD HABITAT COURTYARD PARNELL +64 9 3774832 WWW.PIERREPEETERSGALLERY.COM


The Dream Weavers Entwining the qualities of dreams and reality, fact and fiction, the expected and the unexpected, embodies The Dream Weavers. These works are poignant in their depiction that things may not always be what they seem. Presenting a mix of Symbolist, photographic, Surrealist and contemporary works this exhibition weaves the elements of suggestion and endless possibility into life as we might not know it. Grant Hanna’s work is a bizarre representation of the familiar, reminiscent of dreams and metamorphosis. Like other Surrealists, Hanna juxtaposes objects and images in irrational way and employs his realistic representation to heighten the incongruities in his work to surprise, confuse and bewilder. The unfamiliar qualities of the familiar are what Lorie Dugardyn also explores in her practice. Her work depicts the evocativeness of Auckland’s urban landscape. Full of imagination, buildings get new almost biomorphic shapes, denying their usual monolithic qualities. People are transformed, roadworks become patterns and city life becomes dreamy, diffused realities. The striking and inexplicable scenes of Brent Wong, like Dugardyn’s works cast our familiar New Zealand landscape into a strange and new realization. Against clear, blue Wellington skies, curious formations of clouds are carriers of emotional and psychic states, which loom over eerie, completely isolated coastlines displacing our sense of earthliness. Niki Hill’s photographs are a visceral and aestheticized symphony for our senses. Textures and objects, which are unusual and at times grotesque, destabilize what are otherwise frozen, perfect vanitas (still life). These tableaux provoke conversations of beauty and the sublime, and pose the question, “How would you like your tea?” in a playful and curious manner. Quantum physics, Freud and the artist’s own brand of ‘magical realism’ is what typifies Gareth Price’s works. Hyper-real and unreal simultaneously – familiar motifs are placed in unfamiliar surrounds which all play a role in Price’s immaculate, painstaking visions. Adapting Man Ray’s surrealistic ‘space writing’ technique Alvin Xiong uses the photograph as the m edium to capture his ‘painting’ with light. For Xiong, these photographs are an act of liberation, where the unconscious and impulsive allow for representation of the spontaneous, automatic and subconscious. Mark Cross’s works capture the world in a way which encourages the viewer to dream. Bringing together the hand of the artist with the natural world in which it exists he blurs the boundaries between the creative process and the artistic outcome. In the inclusion of sculptural elements, Trish Campbell’s work also suggests unknown possibilities. The transformation of the familiar into an experience for the viewer which transcends their expectations uses object and shadow in ways which offers a new experience.


1.

Lorie Dugardyn

Méditation sur ´évolution

photographic print on acrylic

840 x 1120 mm


2.

Brent Wong

Turnstile

acrylic on canvas

685 x 913 mm, 1975


3.

Trish Campbell

Bed - Head

repurposed bead-head, 15mm clear acrylic

1520 x 1520 mm


4.

Grant Hanna

Memories like Reflections are

Mercurial and Lack Substance

acrylic on canvas

1024 x 270 mm


5.

Alvin Xiong

Impression

C Type Photograph

520 x 790 mm (image), ed 2/5


6.

Gareth Price

The Pillar of Light

acrylic on canvas

600 x 900 mm


7.

Alvin Xiong

Where did you sleep last night?

C Type Photograph

830 x 580 mm, ed 1/3


8.

Niki Hill

Afternoon Tea in Honeycomb

C Type Photography

720 x 500 x 35 mm. ed 1/3


9.

Gareth Price

Holy fire gathers during a baptism at the

Blenheim Salt Works

acrylic on canvas

1010 x 760 mm


10.

Mark Cross

Schism

Oil on canvas

1010 x 2030 mm


11.

Niki Hill

Afternoon Tea in Fur

Transparency in light box

841 x 596 x 75 mm, ed 2/3


12.

Alvin Xiong

Moonlight Waltz

LED electrical components, custom glass and wood

1115 x 760 mm


13.

Niki Hill

Cinderella’s Pumpkin Tea

Transparency in light box

1219 x 609 x 75 mm, ed 1/3


14.

Lorie Dugardyn

un homage a Gaudi

photographic print on acrylic

1120 x 840 mm, edition of 8


15.

Brent Wong

Botanical Evolution

watercolour on paper

371 x 520 mm, 1965


16.

Mark Cross

The Language of Moths

Video taken in Niue, August 2011

Music (with permission), Déja, Comme des Trous de Vent, Comme Reproduit, from the 2004 album

“Telegraphs in Negative: Mouths Trapped in Static” by Set Fire to Flames.


The Dream Weavers 8th May – 14th June 2015 Trish Campbell // Mark Cross // Lorie Dugardyn // Grant Hanna // Niki Hill // Gareth Price // Brent Wong // Alvin Xiong 1. Lorie Dugardyn

Méditation sur ´évolution

2. Brent Wong

photographic print on acrylic

840 x 1120 mm

$1,850

Turnstile

acrylic on canvas 685 x 913 mm POA 3. Trish Campbell

Bed - Head

4. Grant Hanna

repurposed bed-head, 15mm clear acrylic

1520 x 1520 mm

$1,850

Memories like Reflections are Mercurial and Lack Substance

acrylic on canvas 1040 x 270 mm $7,500 5. Alvin Xiong

Impression

6. Gareth Price

C Type photograph 520 x 790 mm (image), ed. 2/5

$1,650

The Pillar of Light

acrylic on canvas 600 x 900 mm $9,250 7. Alvin Xiong

Where did you sleep last night?

C Type Photography 720 x 500 x 35mm, ed 1/3 8. Niki Hill

$1,760

Afternoon Tea in Honeycomb

C Type photograph 830 x 580 mm, ed.1/3 $1,750


9. Gareth Price

Holy fire gathers during a baptism at the Blenheim Salt works

acrylic on canvas 10. Mark Cross

Oil on Canvas

Transparency in light box

Moonlight Waltz

LED electrical components, custom glass + wood

Niki Hill

$45,000

841 x 596 x 75 mm, ed 2/3

12. Alvin Xiong

13.

1010 x 2030 mm

Afternoon Tea in Fur

$10,750

Schism

11. Niki Hill

1010 x 760mm

$4,200

1115 x 760 mm

$3,609

1219 x 609 x 75mm, (ed.1/3)

$5,500

Cinderella’s Pumpkin Tea

Transparency in light box

14. Lorie Dugardyn Un homage a Gaudi photographic print on acrylic, edition of 8 15. Brent Wong

$1,650

Botanical Evolution

16. Mark Cross

1120 x 840 mm. ed of 8

watercolour on paper

Language of Moths

371 x 520mm

POA

Video taken in Niue, August 2011

Music (with permission), Déja, Comme des Trous de Vent, Comme Reproduit, from the 2004

album “Telegraphs in Negative: Mouths Trapped in Static” by Set Fire to Flames.

251 Parnell Road; Habitat Courtyard; ph 09 3774832; www.pierrepeetersgallery.com

Dream weavers catalogue  

Trish Campbell // Mark Cross // Lorie Dugardyn // Grant Hanna // Niki Hill // Gareth Price // Brent Wong // Alvin Xiong 8th May - 14th Jun...

Dream weavers catalogue  

Trish Campbell // Mark Cross // Lorie Dugardyn // Grant Hanna // Niki Hill // Gareth Price // Brent Wong // Alvin Xiong 8th May - 14th Jun...

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