WHAT'S BEHIND THE BLACK DOOR THIS MONTH?
AUCKLAND ART FAIR 2021
Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand’s premier showcase for contemporary art, returns to The Cloud in Auckland's Downtown from 24 – 28 February 2021.
Black Door Gallery is pleased to bring an exciting exhibition to this event. We will be featuring the work of:
Ben Young | Robyn Kahukiwa | Maria Kemp | Kaye McGarva | Mark Wooller.
The exhibition catalogue is now available for viewing. View it here, with artworks available for sale from 11am on February 24.
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Visit here to buy your tickets for this must see art event.
ACROSS THE HAURAKI GULF | MARK WOOLLER
This summer, Mark Wooller has produced two new paintings that delve into the coastlines, inlets and walkways of Te Motu-arai-roa, “the long sheltering island”.
One substantial canvas Safe Anchorages might appeals to a seafarer with its surveying of the protected positions in which to anchor around Waiheke Island. Wooller's depiction is a blend of past and present, with early New Zealand ships documented in the same bays we frequent today. Wooller invites us to imagine the experience of those early arrivals to such areas; while also musing a visit by boat to Man-O-War Bay, where a beachfront cellar door can be found not too far from the shoreline.
This unique blend of past and present, natural and constructed, constancy and change, is typical of Wooller's style and leads his pieces to have a compelling depth of narrative.
View these Waiheke works and other works by Mark Wooller here
NATURAL MONUMENTS | MICHAEL MOORE
Wairarapa born Michael Moore grew up looking at the land and has never stopped. As an artist he is passionately connected to the New Zealand landscape and through his work he aims to express its unique effects.
Moore has a fondness for depicting New Zealand trees and he does so in a way that aims to monumentalise these natural structures. Moore notes that some countries celebrate the buildings that have stood for generations, while perhaps we in Aotearoa should revere those trees that still stand after thousands of years.
Moore’s subject matter often comprises iconic features of the local environment such as rolling hills, deep river gorges and native flora such as the cabbage tree and nikau palm. His colours are crisp and bright, and his paintings are often crowned by clear blue skies. He is frequently drawn back to areas with dramatic landforms such as the Wairarapa, the South Island’s West Coast and the Kapiti Coast.
View Michael Moore works here