Black Door Gallery is situated in a charming historic villa in the heart of Parnell, Auckland.
Exhibiting an ever-changing selection of contemporary painting, wall art, sculpture and glass.
WHAT'S BEHIND THE BLACK DOORS THIS MONTH?
INGRID BOOT & RAE WEST
Transport yourself to the optimistic and liberated 60’s and 70’s with this exhibition of new paintings by Ingrid Boot & Rae West. Retro reflects back on a time of social movements and developments in the genres of fashion, art and architecture, with each artist translating elements of the era into compelling works of contemporary art.
Ingrid Boot has created a suite of striking portraits that find their inspiration in the iconic, inventive and pioneering fashion of Mary Quant. Boot presents us with confident subjects that joyfully capture the sensibility of the mod aesthetic. Reminiscent of media stills or magazine covers, these paintings embody the Quant ideal whereby "a fashionable woman wears clothes; the clothes don't wear her".
Rae West's new paintings offer a mid-century modern aesthetic with their curvaceous and biomorphic forms, and bold yet minimal designs. West's palettes are immediately transporting as she layers retro ochres, oranges, brown and golds to create rich and sensuous surfaces.
This exhibition is Now Open, view the exhibition here
NEW RELEASE | LUKEKE BEE
The talented glass studio Lukeke Design have done it again! They have added a new member to their collection of stunning glass birds and butterflies- the humble bumble bee!
This charming cast glass wall sculpture comes in all the colours of the bird and butterfly collection and would look beautiful as a stand alone piece or amongst an existing Lukeke flock.
We are pleased to introduce the Lukeke bee. We have a beautiful selection for you to view and purchase at the gallery now. Contact us to learn more or to secure your new winged friend.
View the Bee by Lukeke Design here
QUILTED CENTRAL OTAGO | 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.
Maria Kemp is fascinated by the natural patterning found in the physical world and how this can become a metaphor for the way elements in our own lives are woven together.
"In my painting I portray the metaphorical notion of the earth stretched out like fabric, suggesting a craftsman, designer or omnipotent creator. I identify the earth as a garment with its patterns, folds, and complex ordered design, I see continuous affinities that fascinate and resonate within me. I am drawn to the concept of seeing all the elements in our lives being woven together on an unseen loom.” - Maria Kemp
We are pleased to release two new works by Maria Kemp titled Quilting the Central Otago. These paintings are fine examples of the artist's ability to capture the spirit of the vistas unique to Middlemarch through the lens of her fabric inspired style.
View new works by Maria Kemp here