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future sectional carbonised stomach compulsion earth pathology

July 30 - August 24, 2019

 
 
 
installation view - front gallery
 
 
installation view - front gallery
 
If art was purely about attitude, you’d have to award Robert Hood a gold star. He recycles found materials (in this instance beer kegs, topo maps and a washing machine drum) with spirit and play. And the gag around what is art (explored here in possibly the world’s grandest domestic brazier) is pushed to industrial extremes - via more than 100 kilograms of formed and welded mild steel.
Just who laughs last? It matters not perhaps, but the mettle of the Dadaist is certainly alive and well here. Serious with aesthetics and probing always around our interface with nature, Hood continually asks us to consider our relationship with materials and to what is around us, in his quirky, canny way.
JS
 

Triple Smoked
         future statistical carbonized earth pizza pathology nomadism
 
 
cross sectional military stomach data acid volatility
 
 
 

Framed works

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Blackfoot Triangle

 

Moapa

 

Waima(kar)iri

 

Otira II

 

Details of works

Triple Smoked, 2018
kegs & stainless pipe     2900 x 500 x 500mm     $12,000

cross sectional military stomach data acid volatility, 2019
mild steel     3000 x 650 x 1000mm     poa

future statistical carbonized earth pizza pathology nomadism, 2019
wood, stainless steel, PVC     1700 x 1100mm diameter     $6500

Blackfoot Quadrangle, 2019
framed collage     800 x 680mm     $2800

Moapa, 2019
framed collage     800 x 680mm     $2800

Waima(kar)iri, 2019
framed collage     620 x 580mm     $2400

Otira II, 2017
framed collage   785 x 1040mm     $2800

Prices include GST

 

 

Early Telepaths Later

July 30 - August 24, 2019

 
 
installation view - back gallery
 
 
installation view - back gallery
 
 
installation view - back gallery
 
Early Telepaths Later re-presents paintings from an exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery in February this year, along with new work. Curator Lucy Hammonds wrote of that earlier exhibition Early Telepaths, saying:
“Leek’s process is instinctual; one of re-working, elimination and experimentation…Colour, composition, saturation, brushstroke, subject-matter, light and framing devices are constantly and consistently being negotiated and defined…These nuances are important, they speak to a process of interrogation – of testing, re-visiting and exploring what it means to make a painting.”
Bang on! To which I’d add, Leek’s making of paintings make us smile. Typically, they explore tropes of still life, land and seascapes, and built structures presented in tones ranging from fluorescent to more muted. Leek’s is a slow-burning evolution, the practice of which is a delight to bear witness.
JS
 
 

Selected works

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1 - Early Telepaths Later
       2 - Early Telepaths Later (Slopes 7)

 

3 - Early Telepaths Later
       8 - Early Telepaths Later

 
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          5 - Early Telepaths Later
 

   6 - Early Telepaths Later
          7 - Early Telepaths Later
 
 

      List of works

      1 - Early Telepaths Later, 2019    oil on aluminium board    580 x 470mm    $7200

      2 - Early Telepaths Later (Slopes 7), 2017    oil on aluminium board    580 x 470mm    $7200

      3 - Early Telepaths Later, 2019    oil on aluminium board    580 x 470mm    $7200

      4 - Early Telepaths Later, 2019    oil on aluminium board    490 x 380mm    $7200

      5 - Early Telepaths Later, 2019    oil on aluminium board    490 x 380mm    $7200

      6 - Early Telepaths Later, 2019    oil on aluminium board    490 x 380mm    $7200

      7 - Early Telepaths Later, 2019    oil on aluminium board    490 x 380mm    $7200

      8 - Early Telepaths Later, 2019    oil on aluminium board    580 x 470mm    $7200

      Prices include GST