Left: Imogen Taylor (Photo: Neeve Woodward), Right: Julia Waite (Photo: Auckland Art Gallery).
Please join us for an after-hours artist talk with current artist in residence Imogen Taylor and Julia Waite, assistant curator at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. Amongst other painterly topics this discussion will attempt to investigate why Cubism continues to be revisited in New Zealand painting, using examples from Waite’s exhibition ‘Freedom & Structure’ (currently showing at Pātaka Museum, Porirua) and recent works from the artist's Parehuia residency.
"The sense of being lost in the bush occurs regularly in the dense Waitakere ranges and has recently been a reality for me several times during my McCahon House residency. The process of drifting off course and then instinctively trying to find a way back to a familiar landmark is not dissimilar to the process that occurs when making my paintings. The struggle between logic and instinct which informs my decision making process is something I’m interested in balancing with aspects of Cubism.” Imogen Taylor
In conversation: Imogen Taylor and Julia Waite
Title: Lost in the Bush -Cubism in the Waitakere
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
Auditorium (Entry via clock tower)
29th March 2017 Wednesday