Andy Leleisi'uao: The Choirs of Lupotea - Art Collector

Andy Leleisi'uao, Choirs of Alopus Part II, 2013. Courtesy: the artist and Milford Galleries Dunedin, New Zealand

Drawing together threads from disparate sources such as stone age rock art, classical Greek vase painting, Egyptian hieroglyphs and Samoan siapa cloth, Andy Leleisi’uao speaks with a distinctive visual language. His layered worlds suggest multiple mythologies whilst depicting a cohesive community defined by its own rules of behaviour. More akin to a hive than a hierarchy, the beings in Leleisi’uao’s paintings perform their tasks with deliberation and it is this purposeful, mutual interaction that Leleisi’uao wishes to emphasise. The objectives of their endeavour remain unidentified: it is the means, rather than the end, that is of importance.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm Friday 27 September 2013
Exhibition closes: 23 October 2013
Location: Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin NZ
Contact: +64 3 477 7727

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