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Alan Ibell: A New Mountain

September 15 - October 8

Alan Ibell, He Came Down from the Mountain with a Piece of the Mountain to Build a New Mountain, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 156cm. Courtesy: the artist and Jhana Millers Gallery.

The works in A New Mountain explore ideas of knowledge and self-knowledge by excavating the image of the mountain as a site of enlightenment. Well-established in scriptural and mythological narratives as a location of divine wisdom, mountains are here invoked to question whether such wisdom is obtainable or even desirable in today’s world.

Alan Ibell’s regular motifs, the landscape, the portal, the vessel, and the figure — along with its fractured shadow, all resurface in this grand new suite of paintings — perhaps Ibell’s most ambitious works to date. The scale allows us to immerse ourselves in the seductive and contemplative qualities of his brushwork and expanse of landscape.

A New Mountain furthers Ibell’s longstanding interest in the correspondence and conflict between the inner and outer facets of the self. As the viewer moves from work to work, each canvas is at times dominated by a figure and at times by the landscape, suggesting the constant tussle between ego and id, and the fragility of the narratives we construct about our place in the world.

Opening event: Thursday 15 September, 5.30pm.

 

Details

Start:
September 15
End:
October 8

Organiser

Jhana Millers Gallery
Phone:
+64 21 1670 896
Email:
jhana@jhanamillers.com
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Venue

Jhana Millers Gallery
Level 1/85 Victoria St, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand
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Details

Start:
September 15
End:
October 8

Organiser

Jhana Millers Gallery
Phone:
+64 21 1670 896
Email:
jhana@jhanamillers.com
View Organiser Website

Venue

Jhana Millers Gallery
Level 1/85 Victoria St, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand
+ Google Map