Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Adjectival


I tried several times to name this post, but you end up feeling like such a goober when you apply words like 'beautiful' or 'breathtaking' or 'extraordinary' to contemporary art.

All I can say is, if you're in Wellington over the next few weeks, make sure to stop by Peter McLeavey's and see Peter Robinson's one work show. As McLeavey doesn't have a website, check out similar recent works (including those shown in the above image) on the Sue Crockford Gallery website.

Along with Rose Nolan's wall work currently on show at City Gallery, Robinson's sculpture is already on my best-of list for 2008. Related to which - info about Nolan's Artspace Sydney show in May/June is now available, along with this image of Nolan working on the CG work.

4 comments:

artandmylife said...

yay - more things to add to my never-ending list of things to get to in Wellington. I do like Peter Robinson from what I've seen on the 'net. BTW - did you get to Seraphine Pick at the Mahara?

bestof3 said...

Yip, I did. Like you, I'd been expecting to see a recent work, not the 10-year-span: I think a tighter selection would have paid off.

I'm very fond of Seraphine's work, and would have liked to have looked at her watercolours in conjunction with Hodgkins, but that side of the show was filled wih an art appreciation group being given a lecture the day I visited. It's been a long time since I saw an overhead projector put to use!

Anonymous said...

Somewhat shockingly, Mr McLeavey has recently purchased a digital camera.

Could this be the start of something new?

bestof3 said...

OMG and FTW. Perhaps an email address comes next...