PAINTING AS PLAY | Hope Gibbons
Northland based artist Jody Hope Gibbons explores colour, gesture, layering and light effects. Working in mixed media she is known for incorporating a range of materials in her pieces from acrylic paint to enamel, rust, inks, leaf and varnish.
Her current body of works explores the materiality of paint - it pushes the boundaries of traditional painting practice and techniques. This work is ever-changing and currently becoming bolder, colourful and more gestural.
View recent work by this artist here
LAND FABRIC | New Works By Maria Kemp
Dunedin based artist Maria Kemp produces contemporary landscape paintings that speak to the scenery distinct to the inland region of southern New Zealand.
Kemp's use of simplified regions of colour, like ribbons, portray the layers and contours of this region. Harmonious palettes seem to shimmer like the light effects seen on the powerful vistas of this area. The works are reminiscent of layers of a weaving or the folds of a tapestry.
View recent work by Kemp here
PORCELAIN FORMS | Mandy Gargiulo
Introducing the talented ceramicist Mandy Gargiulo to the Black Door Gallery collection. Mandy Gargiulo is a ceramic artist based in picturesque Nelson.
Working exclusively with porcelain, Gargiulo draws inspiration for her work from the shapes and textures of her natural surrounds. Intricacy and repetition are key formal interests. The level of care taken to create each piece is truly inspiring.
View recent work by Mandy Gargiulo here