John Pule, Providence, 2019. Oil, varnish, ink, enamel and resin on canvas, 152.5 x 152.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland.
“When you come across a quiet space in the forest, or stand face to face with the blueness of the ocean, remember you too dreamt of another world.” – John Pule
Everywhere in the World provides an intimate viewing into John Pule’s life and the influence that the Pacific, particularly his birthplace of Niue, has had on his practice. These new works evoke a sense of place, memories of a time gone by and a different pace of life than what most of us are accustomed to. In his artist statement, Pule’s poetic narrative helps to navigate us, the viewer, to this other land surrounded by the ocean and lush greenery of the forest that envelopes those who inhabit it.
Exhibition opens: 5–7pm Tuesday 3 September 2019