March 18 - April 9, 2016
Jonathan Smart Gallery is delighted to present four key works by Neil Dawson from the early 80’s. To be offered a “2nd Look”, is to see just how fresh these things look reprised and re-presented 35 years on.
Similarly, the URL below to Peter Leech’s text from Art New Zealand 25 (Summer 1982) “Elusive Objects – Recent Work by Neil Dawson” is well worth re-visiting. Befitting the work, it is a beautifully considered piece of writing.
Red Stairs & Eyes
List of works
White Cube, 1980/2016
First shown in the Hansells Sculpture Exhibition, 1980, Masterton
Red Stairs, 1984/2016
First shown in ‘5 Large Works’, 1984, City University of New York, NY, USA
painted stainless steel
First shown in 1982 at the CSA, Christchurch
painted stainless steel, nylon
First shown in ‘Street Show’, 1980, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
acrylic, hat elastic, bronze wire