BEN YOUNG | NEW WORK RELEASE
Ben Young continues to explore the limits of our oceans through his unique mastery of laminated float glass, cast concrete, bronze and steel.
Ben Young is a technically finessed glass artist who creates explorations of the local landscape through evocative glass forms. Each work offers a unique tension been industrial materiality and organic subject matter.
Residing in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Ben Young is a self-taught artist who has been making glass sculpture for over 15 years.
Ben Young has exhibited alongside well-known glass artists in New Zealand and internationally, with successful sell out solo shows in New York, Auckland and Singapore.
Three 2019 sculptures are now available for sale. View these available works here
NOSTALGIA COLLECTION | SHONA LYON
Auckland based sculptor Shona Lyon has produced a joyful suite of bronze works titled the Nostalgia Collection, inspired by her childhood memories of love and play.
As the artist describes: "I was lucky enough to experience these times as child, and then treasured re-experiencing them as a parent. They make me smile. When I remember I feel loved, I feel happy... I belong."
When considering the joys of childhood, one is reminded that not all children growing up in New Zealand are fortunate enough to have memories as happy as the ones depicted in the collection. So, following Lyon's belief that everything we do affects 'our world', part of the proceeds from all sales of the Nostalgia Collection will be donated to KidsCan. Donations will go toward improving the quality of life for New Zealand children growing up in poverty, so that they too can experience the sheer joy of play.
View the Nostalgia Collection here
EXPEDITION ANTARCTICA | TERRY PRINCE
In January and February of 2019, artist Terry Prince was invited by Heritage Expeditions to be artist in residence on their ship the 'Spirit Of Enderby', which travelled to Antarctica by way of the sub-antarctic islands.
For the landscape painter who has long focused his practise on capturing unique weather and light effects; this month long expedition was truly life changing.
Now back in his West Auckland studio, Prince has set out to document the physical and emotional experiences of the endeavour. Using dry brushing and feathered colour blending, Prince captures the beauty of this vast continent along with that existential feeling of just how small we are in comparison.
77.5 ֯ South- Ross Sea, is part of a series of twelve works Prince will create following this residency.
View 77.5 ֯ South- Ross Sea here