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Liam Gerrard: New Work

August 10 - September 5

Liam Gerrard, Tapu Coroglen Road, 2021. Charcoal and pastel on paper, framed, 101.5mm x 140 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland.

Liam Gerrard’s latest exhibition offers a contemporary take on the 17th century still life vanitas gently reminding the viewer of the fragility and transcience of life. Hydrangeas in various states of bloom naturally celebrate beauty as they blossom with vitality and rich colour. As others deteriorate and enter their own gentle state of withering and wilting, they acknowledge the fading of beauty and the nature of impermanence.

Notions of passing time are made apparent not only through the plant’s inevitable life cycle but also within the processes employed by Gerrard. His meticulous and laborious practice reflects his own personal investment of time spent.

Works are titled by the location in which each flower was discovered. In doing so, Gerrard ensures the works embody a sense of place, an insight into the artist’s travels as he encounters each of his carefully selected subjects at specific moments in time. Although we are generously given the map we will never be able to find his treasure as it is presently depicted.

Opening event: Saturday 14 August, 11am – 1pm.

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Details

Start:
August 10
End:
September 5

Gallery Name

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Phone:
+64 9 520 0501
Email:
info@sanderson.co.nz
Website:
sanderson.co.nz

Venue

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Osborne Ln, 2 Kent St
Auckland, New Zealand
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Details

Start:
August 10
End:
September 5

Gallery Name

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Phone:
+64 9 520 0501
Email:
info@sanderson.co.nz
Website:
sanderson.co.nz

Venue

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Osborne Ln, 2 Kent St
Auckland, New Zealand
+ Google Map