EXHIBITION OPENING 5.30PM TO 7 PM, TUESDAY 7 JUNE ALL WELCOME
Richard Brimer and Alexandra Tylee present a series of paintings and photographs that celebrate the simple and honest beauty found in the everyday business of living. As the borrowed title implies, there is an acceptance of the imperfection and events that shape the way we see the world.
Richard Brimer presents a photographic essay of Hiruhārama (Jerusalem), which captures the timeless social landscape of the place with a tonal stillness that feels unaffected by materialism.
This body of work is from a visit to Hiruhārama, (Jerusalem) up the Whanganui River in 2009, I was working on a show for the Hastings City Art Gallery called “Personals”, a collection of portraits and quotes from people that have intrigued me over the years, the Sisters of Compassion at Jerusalem were on my list and the James K Baxter story drew me. This is a collection of images from my first visit and the one that has played a major part in my take on life and its challenges. I was very much influenced by photographers, Robin Morrison, Marti Friedlander and Ans Westra, all who had been drawn to Jerusalem, so for me this show pays homage to them. Richard Brimer.
Alexandra Tylee's work celebrates the quiet contemplation of the everyday in her elegant still life paintings which demonstrate her technical virtuosity in an atmosphere of meditative simplicity. While Alexandra is a relative newcomer to the visual arts, she has already garnered a large following of collectors who see the value in the serene subtly of her paintings.
To comply with Afterpay’s terms of service, we are unable to offer Afterpay for purchase of artworks within our current exhibition. Due to being unable to disable certain works from being paid for with Afterpay, we will be cancelling and refunding any exhibition artworks that have been paid for with Afterpay.