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Bill Culbert: A Bright White Light

July 6 - August 10

Courtesy: the artist and Fox Jensen McCrory, Tāmaki-makau-rau/Auckland.

Fox Jensen McCrory presents an exhibition of work by Bill Culbert.

“From early in his life, Bill Culbert repeatedly tugged at the deeply set anchor tethering him to New Zealand’s shores. Determined to set sail for Europe, he was happily and fatefully the recipient of a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art In London in 1957, where he would not only be exempted from the tediousness of the New Zealand’s provincial art debates, but find context and embrace amidst the flourishing London artworld – and critically he would meet British artist Pip Culbert, with whom he would then go on to establish a new life in the much softer, foreign southern light of Croagnes, France.

And yet for all his resistance of the intellectual chill of the provincial, it is the work of Bill Culbert’s that I think of as being the most distilled, the most emblematic and ultimately the most poetic account of his and our shared place. Avoiding the romanticism and theatre of McCahon & Fomison, the kitsch of Scott and Frizzell and the ‘timely’ illustrations of Robinson and Cotton, Culbert’s sculptures and photographs manage to condense the contradictions and emotional chiaroscuro that existing in the geographical nexus between New Zealand and the rest of the world.” – Fox Jensen McCrory, 2024.

 

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Details

Start:
July 6
End:
August 10

Organiser

Fox Jensen McCrory
Phone
+649 360 9161
Email
gallery@fjm.com
View Organiser Website

Venue

Fox Jensen McCrory
10 Putiki St, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
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Details

Start:
July 6
End:
August 10

Organiser

Fox Jensen McCrory
Phone
+649 360 9161
Email
gallery@fjm.com
View Organiser Website

Venue

Fox Jensen McCrory
10 Putiki St, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
+ Google Map