Rhana Devenport, Director of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki warmly invites Contemporary Benefactors to a special preview of Necessary Distraction: A painting Show.
Friday 27 November 2015
Members Lounge, Level 2
Please also join us for the official opening at 6-8pm in the North Atrium
RSVP essential by Friday 20 November
Phone +64 9 890 2281
Discover a new vigour in recent New Zealand painting in this ambitious multi-artist exhibition. Responding to the question ‘What can painting offer that other art forms cannot?’, the artworks selected and commissioned for this survey share a focus on material and form, and are deliberately open ended.
Through suggestion and proposition, the artists invite us into conversations that, rather than being constrained by the ties of narrative painting, are speculative and forward-looking. Experience diverse work by 20 established and emerging painters and witness a future for painting that’s still in the making.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 28 November 2015 – Monday 4 April 2016
Text provided by Auckland Art Gallery