Brendan McGorry: The Belle Époque Project - Art Collector

Studio installation: Brendan McGorry, The Belle Époque Project. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland

In this exhibition, McGorry fuses the works of painters like Calliboutte, Manet, Renoir and van Gogh with musings on his own recent time in Paris, where he stayed in the renowned Haussmann apartments. Weaving familiar historical motifs with contemporary images of everyday life, the past and present collide in dreamlike compositions across his canvases.

The foundation of The Belle Époque Project is a vast mural, which McGorry has inscribed directly on the gallery walls. With illustrative elements plucked from art history, the gallery becomes a 19th century French interior with views outwards over the streets of Paris.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm Tuesday 23 September 2014
Exhibition closes: 18 October 2014
Location: Sanderson Contemporary Art, 122 Jervois Road, Auckland NZ

Contact: +64 9378 9298

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