Chow:Hill donating towards exhibition Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960.
Chow:Hill has donated towards an upcoming exhibition entitled, Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960, through our relationship with the Auckland Art Gallery and their sponsorship programme. The exhibition is about the impact of Cubism on the work of John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and will be touring around four venues in New Zealand during 2017 and 2018. Chow:Hill's donation is going towards the Auckland Art Gallery's publication of an important book that will accompany this exhibition.
"The exhibition will demonstrate how Weeks, Henderson and McCahon's adoption of Cubist pictorial strategies proved an important forerunner to abstraction in New Zealand, marked the transmission of more avant-garde attitudes to art and occurred at a period of transition to anti-naturalistic and non-figurative styles in painting."
Chow:Hill has been involved with the Auckland Art Gallery for the past year, working closely with Sue Sinclair, the Head of Advancement and Sponsorship. We also had the pleasure of hosting a client function in the stunning MacKelvie Gallery, where Sue Sinclair and Zara Stanhope (Principal Curator and Head of Programmes) spoke to us about the exhibition Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, which was running at the time. We look forward to seeing the Cubism and New Zealand Art exhibition play out, and encourage you to get along when it opens in 2017 to see what will be an impressive range of New Zealand artwork.
December 12, 2016