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"Max Gimblett: The Brush of All Things"
2004-12-12 until 2005-03-06
City Gallery Wellington, Hirschfeld Gallery
Although he has lived in New York for the past three decades, expatriate artist Max Gimblett has a strong commitment to maintaining and developing his connection with New Zealand. Since leaving, Gimblett has continued to exhibit regularly in New Zealand and returns to paint here; he is recognised as an important figure in the development of abstract painting in New Zealand, and his work is held in numerous private and public collections throughout the country.
Max Gimblett Ė The Brush of All Things is the first public gallery survey show of Gimblettís work to be shown in New Zealand. Curated by independent curator and art historian Dr Wystan Curnow, the exhibition draws upon the past 25 years of the artistís practice, representing all the main strands of his prolific practice. Combining new work with older work, and work from New Zealand collections with work from international collections and the artistís studio, this exhibition will demonstrate the impressive range of this important expatriate artist, emphasising his place as one of our leading abstract painters.
State of Grace 1994
acrylic polymer on canvas
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland