Johl Dwyer: Mirror - Art Collector

Johl Dwyer, Cubic Net (Cadmium Green), 2016. Ash, redwood, enamel, 27 x 27 x 27cm. Photo: Kallan MacLeod. Courtesy: the artist and Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland

“Although his work makes reference to artists such as Donald Judd, Dwyer occupies a space between the traditions of painting and the conceptual thought of Post-Minimalism. Rather than being devoid of emotion Dwyer’s works encourage contemplation. Hazy shadows reminiscent of foggy mornings appear in his paintings’ gentle layers of colour. Glossy enamelled sculptures made from ash and redwood are a solid counterpoint to the paintings’ softness.
Both types of work elicit feelings of tactility; the viewer is tempted to run his or her hands over the glistening enamel finishes and to feel the warmth of smooth wood beneath their fingers."

Talia Smith, Johl Dwyer: I’ll Be Your Mirror, April 2016

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Tuesday 3 May 2016
Exhibition closes: 2 June 2016
Location: Tim Melville Gallery, 4 Winchester Street, Grey Lynn Auckland NZ
Contact: +64 21 300 893

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