Rae West | Fluid Expression
Rae West's bold paintings pulse with the kinetic freedom of fluidity and light. Rae uses multiple veils of pigment, resin and ink, which blend and react against each other creating beautiful forms and textures. The end results are spontaneous, subconscious, and sensual.
Recent works incorporate a metallic under layer in gold leaf which peek through the veils of pigment. The result is further light play and a sense of opulence.
The effect of light is integral to Rae West's artworks. Continually responding to the environment in which it is hung, these pieces subtly change throughout the day.
View recent works by Rae West here
Brian Chrystall | Whimsical Worlds
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso
Brian Chrystall creates beautiful cast glass artworks that find their inspiration in nostalgic childhood subject matter. Carousels, playground equipment and games are transformed into intricate glass sculptures that amaze and delight. Each piece is first created in wax before being cast in glass, an intricate process that renders a unique one-off sculpture.
Using the illuminating potential of glass to his advantage, Brian Chrystall incorporates playful colour mixes in each piece which are enhanced when placed in light.
View recent works by Brian Chrystall here
Human Condition | October 7-31
‘Human Condition’ invites the viewer to delve into the complex and emotive realm of portraiture. 20 Contemporary New Zealand artists explore the figure and its ability to evoke mood, narrative and a window to the subject’s psyche.
Featuring artworks by Mark Rutledge, Mike Ponder, Lauryne Hart, Jos Coufreur and Rebekah Codlin, among many others.
This exhibition opens on October 7 with a late night preview from 5:30-7:30pm.
The catalogue will be available to view online from October 7.