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...
Daniel Crooks Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement) (detail) 2009–10. High Definition digital video transferred to Blu-ray. 5 minutes 23 seconds, 16:9, colour, sound. Edition of 3, AP1 and AP2. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
05 Apr 2014 – 02 Jun 2014
209 Tuam Street
Helen Calder Yellow, blue, red and black (detail) 2013. Enamel paint, rubber cords. Courtesy of the artist
15 Feb 2014 – 28 Sep 2014
Gregor Kregar Large Wise Gnome (detail) 2007. Mirror-polished stainless steel. Courtesy the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu