CELEBRATING NZ GLASS | MAKING ART FROM FIRE
Black Door Gallery represents over 25 leading New Zealand glass artists, covering the disciplines of blowing, casting, kiln forming, fusing and laminating.
2018 has seen a number of wonderful accolades for the artists in our glass collection. From artists winning category and supreme prizes at New Zealand art awards, to significant commissions and artworks entering international collections.
Over the summer, Black Door Gallery will showcase a range of impressive glass artwork. We invite you to browse the collection and to discover the different techniques glass artists can achieve. You can also view our glass collection here
DEPICTING A BYGONE ERA | INGRID BOOT
Timeless elegance is captured in Ingrid Boot's paintings that draw their inspiration from a bygone era.
Boot's paintings have a cinematic quality with their intriguing narratives, dramatic lighting and sense of mystery. The subjects from her recent series take their reference from film noir, a genre Boot was drawn to for its mood, storytelling and fashion.
Rendered in meticulous acrylic on canvas Boot's works are also technically fine. Her care in depicting curious details draws the viewer in to the narrative.
View a suite of recent work by Ingrid Boot now on show at Black Door Gallery here
SNAPSHOT OF THE PAST | MICHAEL POTTER
Michael Potter is a Nelson based ceramicist who produces sculptural work in clay. Much of his work focuses on the utilitarian object which he depicts with crafted realism.
Potter's series titled Paparazzi explores the form of vintage cameras. Paparazzi was inspired by his collection of vintage film cameras and a previous career as a newspaper photographer.
Potter creates beautifully formed individual cameras as well as installations with many cameras clustered together. These pieces are technically challenging to produce and have an elegance with classic muted coloured glazes.
View pieces by Michael Potter here