Friday, September 29, 2017

Coming up

Our next show by Martin Basher, runs from 6 October to 4 November 2017. First presented as a one-week exhibition at the University of Auckland’s George Fraser Gallery to mark the end of his doctoral studies, this sculptural installation follows Hawaiian Tropic at Starkwhite (1-26 August 2017) where the artist presented a new series of landscape-based paintings revealing the formal genesis of the ultra-saturated, hard-edge abstractions for which he is best known. The two exhibitions situate Basher’s painting and sculptural work in the lineage of display-based artistic practices.
Image: Installation view of Basher' doctoral exhibition at the University of Auckland's George Fraser Gallery, August 2017 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Starkwhite will present a two-person exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018, featuring Fiona Pardington (NZ) and Michael Zavros (AUS). This will be our fifth consecutive presentation at ABHK and follows The Immortalisation of Billy Apple in the inaugural edition of the fair (2013), Gordon Walters: Koru Paintings (2014), a solo show by Michael Zavros (2015), a group show - Fiona Pardington, Gordon Walters and Arnold Manaaki Wilson (2016), and In Motion - a group show with Len Lye, Rebecca Baumann Alicia Frankovich and Grant Stevens (2017).
Image: Fiona Pardington, Lycaeides Melissa wing scales, 2, with thanks to Musee Cantonal de Zoolgie, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2016

Friday, September 15, 2017

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2018

We will present a two person exhibition at Art Los Angeles Contemporary in January 2018, featuring Australian artists Danie Mellor and Laith McGregor. 
Image: Danie Mellor, Queen of the river, pastel, wash with oil pigment, watercolour and pencil on paper 140 x 172 cm

Monday, September 11, 2017

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary

We presented a two-person exhibition at this year's edition of Sydney Contemporary - photographs by Fiona Pardington (NZ) and paintings by Michael Zavros (AUS), and three of our artists - Richard Maloy, Grant Stevens and Clinton Watkins - were included in the Video Contemporary section curated by Serena Bentley.
Images: Starkwhite booth at Sydney Contemporary 2017 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Out of the Ordinary at the AGNSW

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has just opened Out of the Ordinary, an exhibition of works by Australian and New Zealand artists who engage with everyday materials and imagery in surprising and transformative ways. The lineup of artists includes Rebecca Baumann, Laith McGregor and Grant Stevens. Read more...
Image: Laith McGregor, Opal (2011), black fibre-tipped pen on tarpaulin, 289.5 x 240 cm

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Stedelijk commissions new work from Alicia Frankovich

The Stedelijk Museum has commissioned a new performance work from Alicia Frankovich. Titled Atlas of the Living World the perfornmances take place at the Stedelijk on 1 and 2 September 2017. Read more...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Daniel von Sturmer's Luminous Figures

Daniel von Sturmer's first solo exhibition with Starkwhite opens Friday 1 September at 6pm. Luminous Figures is presented in association with Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Image: Luminous Figures (Line Right), 2017, HD video, silent

Monday, August 21, 2017

Billy Apple in ArtAsiaPacific

The latest issue of ArtAsiaPacific magazine includes a review of  Billy Apple's career by Martin Patrick.
Image: Billy Apple, 2017, acrylic on linen, 800x800 mm

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

John Stezaker at Starkwhite 17 August

Don't miss the lecture by John Stezaker at Starkwhite tomorrow, Thursday 17 August at 6pm.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The dark arts at the City Gallery Wellington

Fiona Pardington is represented in the exhibition Occulture: The Dark Arts at the City Gallery Wellington. Curated by Aaron Lister, the exhibition runs from 12 August to 19 November 2013. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, Knight of Cups, Pomegranates and Pearls, Ripiro 2013, dimensions variable

Saturday, August 12, 2017

John Stezaker lecture at Starkwhite

Renowned British artist John Stezaker will present a lecture at Starkwhite on Thursday 17 August at 6pm. The lecture has been organized through a partnership between the City Gallery Wellington, the Elam School of Fine Arts (University of Auckland) and Starkwhite. Stezaker is in New Zealand for the exhibition John Stezaker: Lost World at the City Gallery Wellington. Read more...
Image: John Stezaker, Mask (Film Portrait Collage) CCVII 2016, courtesy of The Approach, London

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Martin Basher: Hawaiian Tropic

Martin Basher's exhibition Hawaiian Tropic runs to 26 August. Read more...
Image: Installation view of Hawaiian Tropic

Starkwhite in Art Collector

The latest issue of Art Collector magazine (Australia) has a six-page spread on Starkwhite with an article by Sue Gardiner.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Martin Basher opening

Martin Basher's latest show at Starkwhite opens on Tuesday 1 August 2017 from 6 to 8pm. Read more...
Image: Martin Basher, Untitled (2017), oil, acrylic and pigment ink on canvas, 1800 x 1400 mm. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Clinton Watkins at Sydney Contemporary

Clinton Watkins' video Hawk (2013) has been selected for the video section of Sydney Contemporary 2017 curated this year by Serena Bentley, curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. 
Image: video still of Hawk (2013) by Clinton Watkins 

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary

With two fairs under our belt this year (Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 2017 and Art Basel Hong Kong, March 2017), we are looking forward to Sydney Contemporary in September where we will present an exhibition of works by Fiona Pardington and Michael Zavros.
Image: Carriageworks, the venue for Sydney Contemporary, 7-10 September 2017.

Fiona Pardington in Paperboy

The latest issue of Paperboy includes an article by Glenn Fielding on Fiona Pardington and her Starkwhite exhibition Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington photographed by Meek Zuiderwyk for Paperboy

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fiona Pardington opens at Starkwhite

Fiona Pardington's exhibition Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle opens at Starkwhite on Thursday 22 June, from 5.30-8pm. Nabokov scholar Brian Boyd will speak at 7pm.
Image: Installation view of Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle at the Honolulu Biennial (2017). Fiona Pardington wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Creative New Zealand; Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd, University of Auckland; Macroscopic Solutions; Robert Dirig; Anne Freita; Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation; Anthony Marx, Carolyn Broomhead and Thomas Lannon of New York Public Library. With thanks to the Musée Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne; Cornell University Insect Collection, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection and the Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room for Rare Books and Manuscripts of the New York Public Library, NY.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Seung Yul Oh commission

Seung Yul Oh's Upon a Pond and Drop a Loop opens at the Albany Stadium Pool O Te Ha on Saturday 17 June. The new sculpture has been  commissioned by the Upper Harbour Local Board, Auckland.
Image: Upon a Pond photographed by Toaki Okano for Paperboy

Coming up at Starkwhite

Fiona Pardington's exhibition Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle opens at Starkwhite on Thursday 22 June. The show features works from her presentation at the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, along with more recent images.
Image: a new work from the Charmed Circle series, with thanks to Creative New Zealand and Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne