July 29, 2022
Season for painting sensuality
Auckland’s Season Gallery opens its second season tomorrow featuring pairings of emerging and senior wahine Māori artists.
Co-director Francis McWhannell says the first show brings together photographic works by Ngahuia Harrison and the sensualist paintings of Emily Karaka.
He says it’s work that demands to be experienced in the flesh.
“Quite a lot of what she does with paint is so dependent on being right there in front of it. You can’t capture all those nuances of texture and colour and the interplay between those strokes of paint through a screen. It just doesn’t do the same thing and you feel that energy coming from the painting, they emanate and that’s partly Emily’s mastery but it’s also a property of that real-life encounter. The painting is in conversation with you,” he says.
The next show is a solo exhibition by Robyn Kahukiwa.
The season is in Lower Albert St at the edge of the Commercial Bay complex.