Dick Frizzell: Contacts
An artist dreams of 'making it big' in Dick Frizzell's whopping new mural.
Dick Frizzell Contacts 2003/13. Courtesy of the Artist and the Gow/Langsford Gallery
About this Exhibition
Dick Frizzell is often described as one of New Zealand's most popular artists. And his whopping new mural on the back of CoCA is about the perils of wanting popularity. Plucked from a sappy love comic, a handsome artist holds a painting and dreams of cracking the art-world big time. The mural's position on the back of CoCA gallery might not make him any happier. He's close to a space where art was shown and sold, but still emphatically outside. To add insult to injury, Frizzell has snuck one of his own paintings into the aspiring artist's hands. Oh if he only had some good contacts...
Yvonne Todd Mood Sandwich (detail) 2013. Reproduced courtesy of the artist
20 Nov 2013 – 13 Jan 2014
Katie Thomas Westenra Terrace (detail) 2011. Conté rubbing on paper. Courtesy of the artist
09 Nov 2013 – 19 Jan 2014
209 Tuam Street
Sonicsfromscratch, Bodytok Quintet: The Human Instrument Archive (video stills mosaic, selected performer images), 2013
27 Sep 2013 – 02 Feb 2014