Michael Hight: The Hunterville Suite - Art Collector

Michael Hight, ‘Old Ironsides’, 2018. Oil on linen, 153 x 122cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland.

Michael Hight returns to Gow Langsford Gallery with a solo exhibition of recent works returning to a series commonly referred to as ‘the black paintings’ - a crucial series of Hight’s oeuvre since 2008. The Hunterville Suite presents six paintings that recall historical notions of the theatre of memory and cabinets of curiosities. Tapping into a childlike wonder at everyday objects and places, the works draw inspiration the artist’s formative years in Taranaki and Rangitiki, specifically referencing the small town Hunterville in the lower North Island. In a time of globalization, Hight’s paintings are intensely local. They explore the idiosyncrasies of rural New Zealand through an autobiographical eye.

Exhibition opens: 5-7pm, Tuesday 10 July 2018
Exhibition closes: 4 August 2018
Location: Gow Langsford Gallery, 26 Lorne St, Auckland 1141, New Zealand
Website: gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 303 4290
Email: info@gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz


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