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PAULNACHE presents Peter Adsett at The Melbourne Art Fair

Room with a View @MAF, IMG X Tom Teutenberg

Peter Adsett in conjunction with PAULNACHE, Gisborne (NZ) presents…

PETER ADSETT
ROOM WITH A VIEW

PAULNACHE, Stand E125, Ground floor
Melbourne Art Fair, 13 - 17 August, 2014, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Melbourne, Australia


Shouldn’t there be more artists today who could make us look at painting in terms of its co-operation with the surrounding architecture?

The view offered in this room is not the contemplative distance that we require when we behold figurative work.  These abstract paintings are without the perspectival trajectories that focus the eye on central point. And they don’t ‘stay’ inside their frames.  Instead, the elements of the painting closely interact with the wall – and in fact, with all the architectural elements.  

The MAF gallery walls have been treated in such a way as to make this idea inescapable.  Torn wallpaper speaks to collage elements in the work, while holes and raw linen acknowledge the wall behind.  Black paint does what it has to in working against shadow and depth.  Layers of material peel away to expose undersides and reverses.  All the works, walls included, are in an ongoing process of exposure. 

Peter Adsett has challenged our perception in confusing the ground of painting.  Wall, linen, paper and paint all compete to be identified as ground or figure.  In the end we conclude that the only ground is the one where we stand.  So the perspective we attain is actually one we are inside.

Mary Alice Lee


ROOM WITH A VIEW: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ARTIST PETER ADSETT, ARCHITECT SAM KEBBELL AND ART HISTORIAN MARY ALICE LEE
SATURDAY 16 AUGUST 11AM | ART, TALKS AND WALKS
Melbourne Art Fair ticket holders.
In 2009, NZ-born, Melbourne based painter Peter Adsett collaborated with NZ architect Sam Kebbell to build ‘Humbug’ studio/house, creating a “dialogue between painting and architecture.” This is the direction currently being explored in Adsett’s site specific installation and works exhibited at the Fair.
Royal Exhibition Building, Stand E125

ARTIST STUDIO AND PRIVATE COLLECTION TOUR: PAULNACHE PRESENTS PETER ADSETT'S HUMBUG
SUNDAY 17 AUGUST | 9:30AM -12:30PM

Collector Pass holders only. Login to RSVP.
Join this private collection and artist studio tour of Humbug House, a collaboration between Peter Adsett (artist), Sam Kebbell (Kebbell Daish Architects) and Mary Alice Lee (art historian/ writer), and discover how architecture and painting create a dialogue to something extraordinary.

Read Matt Ward's review in Australian Design Review


Biography

Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, in 1959, Peter Adsett has lived and worked in Australia since 1982, developing his painting practice. He exhibits regularly in both countries, and has had shows overseas in New York and Boston. 

His academic credentials include an MFA from the Northern Territory University, and a PhD from Australian National University. In 2001 he was awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and enjoyed residencies in the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, and the McDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Adsett’s work is held in institutions and museums in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Adsett has devoted twenty years now to an investigation of abstraction, and like such iconic figures as Richard Serra and Robert Ryman, he proves the enterprise to be one of great, untapped potential. One could even view Adsett’s art as a critique of abstract painting from the early 20th century to today, a task that became further complicated when he confronted the art of Indigenous Australians - what many believe is the most powerful painting produced today.

In 2000 he completed a series of large-scale acrylic paintings in collaboration with the Gija artist, Rusty Peters. The resulting exhibition of fourteen works (seven each), titled Two Laws, One Big Spirit travelled around Australia and New Zealand.

In 2009, Adsett built a house/studio in southern Victoria that was the fruit of another collaboration, this time with a New Zealand architect, Sam Kebbell. The innovative and much admired building (now housing Adsett and his family) is regarded as a “dialogue between painting and architecture.” 

This is the direction currently being explored in the works for the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair. Whilst he would maintain that his paintings always “take on the wall”, Adsett’s recent work engages with this proposition explicitly. Furthermore, in Room with a View the viewer will discover a degree of wit and humour, latent in much of his earlier work, but now coming to the fore with zest.


View an advanced preview of the exhibition online or request a list of works by clicking HERE.

Tickets to the Vernissage and day tickets can still be purchased HERE

Catalogues will be accessible to those attending the fair, however copies may be requested following the event. Please contact the Gallery for further information. 

We look forward to seeing you all at the Melbourne Art Fair

Peter Adsett at The Melbourne Art Fair

Adsett, Gisborne, 2013. IMG X Tom Teutenberg

Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, in 1959, Peter Adsett has lived and worked in Australia since 1981, developing his painting practice.  He exhibits regularly in both countries, and has had shows overseas in New York and Boston. 

His academic credentials include an MFA from the Northern Territory University, and a PhD from Australian National University.  In 2001 he was awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and enjoyed residencies in the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, and the McDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Adsett’s work is held in institutions and museums in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Adsett has devoted twenty years now to an investigation of abstraction, and like such iconic figures as Richard Serra and Robert Ryman, he proves the enterprise to be one of great, untapped potential.  One could even view Adsett’s art as a critique of abstract painting from the early 20th century to today, a task that became further complicated when he confronted the art of Indigenous Australians - what many believe is the most powerful painting produced today.

On 2000 he completed a series of large-scale acrylic paintings in collaboration with the Gija artist, Rusty Peters.  The resulting exhibition of fourteen works (seven each), titled Two Laws, One Big Spirit travelled around Australia and New Zealand.

In 2009, Adsett built a house/studio in southern Victoria that was the fruit of another collaboration, this time with a New Zealand architect, Sam Kebbell.  The innovative and much admired building (now housing Adsett and his family) is regarded as a “dialogue between painting and architecture.”  

This is the direction currently being explored in the works for the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair. Whilst he would maintain that his paintings always “take on the wall”, Adsett’s recent work engages with this proposition explicitly.  Furthermore, in 'Room with a View' the viewer will discover a degree of wit and humour, latent in much of his earlier work, but now coming to the fore with zest.


Mary Alice Lee


Peter Adsett is represented by Gisborne dealer Paul Nache. 

Humbug tour at The Melbourne Art Fair

ARTIST STUDIO AND PRIVATE COLLECTION TOUR: PAULNACHE PRESENTS PETER ADSETT'S HUMBUG

SUNDAY 17 AUGUST | 9:30AM -12:30PM

Collector Pass holders only. Login to RSVP.
Join this private collection and artist studio tour of Humbug House, a collaboration between Peter Adsett (artist), Sam Kebbell (Kebbell Daish Architects) and Mary Alice Lee (art historian/ writer), and discover how architecture and painting create a dialogue to something extraordinary.

Read Matt Ward's review in Australian Design Review

Photographs by Sonia Mangiapane. Courtesy of the artist and PAULNACHE

The Artist As Peasant

PAULNACHE is exhibiting Matthew Couper at the 2013 Auckland Art Fair who is described by Huffington Post's John Seed as "an artist with a Kafkaesque view of the world whose imagery suggests a pagan Catholic Cirque du Soleil". The artist will deliver a solo performance each day of the art fair as a painting monkey, accompanied by a recent suite of work from his Las Vegas studio.

The Cultural Currency of Matthew Couper

Matthew Couper, Limbo of the Journeyman, 2013, Oil on canvas, 358mm x 161cm, Private Collection USA

Matthew Couper, Limbo of the Journeyman, 2013, Oil on canvas, 358mm x 161cm, Private Collection USA

Matthew Couper's 2014 solo 'Limbo Of The Journeyman' centers around a large oil painting on loose canvas of the same title, painted in the artist’s Las Vegas studio. It continues Couper’s interest in developing art as a ‘cultural currency’ while showing autobiographical features of his life in the USA and his ongoing dialogue and relationship to anachronistic art practices. Couper’s association with the notion of a journeyman (the artistic development between an apprentice and a master) is brought to the fore, singling out his context, journey – both physically and intellectually – and the trials and tribulations of his career path since immigrating to the USA in 2010. 

Slug und Lettuce

Upon recent return from Europe, artist Matt Arbuckle will be exhibiting works produced in Germany. Matt is based in Berlin, however will be showing throughout New Zealand during early 2014. His solo exhibition ‘Slug ind Lettuce’ opens at PAULNACHE 3 January 2014. Film shot and cut by Motif films and the artist.

Introducing Heidi Brickell

Heidi Brickell (left) pictured with 'O', a 2013 oil on linen work. Photo courtesy of artsdairy.co.nz

Heidi Brickell (left) pictured with 'O', a 2013 oil on linen work. Photo courtesy of artsdairy.co.nz

Heidi Brickell completed an MFA at Elam in 2011. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Artspace, Rm Gallery, Ferari Space, Window Gallery, George Fraser Gallery, The Audio Foundation, Cross Street Studios, and has had writing published in Gambia Castle’s Reader #11 ‘Field Trips in Artificial Weather’ , Papakura Art Gallery’s ‘Animal Incarnations’ in accompaniment to the exhibition of the same name, and is awaiting the release of another written piece in Auckland art publication ‘Magasine #4: Interviews’. This is her first solo exhibition with Gisborne dealer Paul Nache.

Source: http://artsdiary.co.nz/bt50/1391/2.html

NO MORE LOL·LY·GAGGING

James R Ford,  Twiddling My Thumbs  (still a), 2014, HD digital video transferred to Blu-ray, silent, 1 sec (looped)

James R Ford, Twiddling My Thumbs (still a), 2014, HD digital video transferred to Blu-ray, silent, 1 sec (looped)

James R Ford was born in 1980 in the United Kingdom. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London and currently lives and works in Wellington. He has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and overseas and in 2013 was winner of the inaugural Tui McLauchlan Emerging Artist's Award from the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. This year, Ford self-published a book of his selected works, with accompanying texts, interviews and essays from 2008-2013, entitled 'Fail Better'. After featuring in several curated exhibitions, PAULNACHE is pleased to announce his upcoming inaugural solo exhibition with the Gisborne Gallery, opening Friday 4th of July 2014. The artist will attend his opening. 

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