Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner’s art work is emblematic to the cubist movement, yet tease more of a Vorticistic quality with abstract shapes being confined to the middle of the canvas.

Although heavily sculptural and stagnating figurative elements are present, there is movement with the directional use of tone and morphing of separate forms.

‘…for Pound there was a more specific – if obscure – meaning: ‘[The vortex was] that point in the cyclone where energy cuts into space and imparts form to it … the pattern of angles and geometric lines which is formed by our vortex in the existing chaos.’ Ezra Pound in a 1915 interview for the Russian journal Strelets, quoted in Rylands, ‘Introduction’, p. 23.

There is something indulgent and excitable about Turner’s paintings. Reminiscent of childhood pleasures playing in a ‘ball pit’. The unthreatening and overwhelming flood of light primary coloured plastic balls. That same joyous nature is intrinsic to Turner’s work; it is a visual swim in a pool of ‘popping candy’ delights.

A builder by profession and having trained in a carving workshop, Turner adds to his artistic repertoire sculpture. Most recently he has turned his paintings into 3d wood carvings. Some of which will be included in this show.

Previous exhibitions include Art Space in 1995, various shows in Auckland, murals in Leigh and international showing in Ko Phang Ghan Thailand, and Raratonga.

2nd – 26th February 2022

Jeff Thomson ‘French Knit’

Jeff Thomson’s body of work called ‘French ‘Knit’, uses the process of French knitting however transferred into sculpture form using the artists recognizable medium. Metal.

This exhibition contemporizes the traditional methods of knitting, using his own hand built French knit tool Jeff signifies this practice in his own interpretive approach.

26th – 29th January 2022