Event

No Mail Today by Allen Maddox

ArtBite

  • Past event
  • Meet at the top of the stairs
  • Free
Allen Maddox No Mail Today 1978. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery, purchased 2015

Allen Maddox No Mail Today 1978. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery, purchased 2015

Take an art break and join guide coordinator Rebecca Ogle as she discusses Allen Maddox's No Mail Today on the first floor.

Art Bites are 30-minute lunchtime presentations on a single work on display, presented by our staff, guides and guest speakers.

There's a new Art Bite to enjoy each Friday at 12.30pm. 

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No! That’s wrong XXXXXX

No! That’s wrong XXXXXX

Three paintings by Tony Fomison, Philip Clairmont and Allen Maddox.

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No Mail Today
Allen Maddox No Mail Today
Allen Maddox began producing his well-known ‘X’ paintings around 1975 when, in a moment of despondency, he angrily defaced a painting he was working on with an X. The motif stuck, and he began repeating his 'crosses in boxes' over and over on his canvases. There is a compulsiveness in Maddox’s ‘X’ paintings; at once ordered yet disordered, they demonstrate a combination of gestural boldness and neurotic energy. Maddox commented in 1977 that he ‘would like to be able to visually reproduce the little electric thought patterns that go on in your head when one is paranoiac… How I thrill to a composition resolved by “painterly” means. Splashes, strokes, aesthetic errors.’ (No! That’s wrong XXXXXX, 25 June 2016 – 30 April 2017)
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Food for thought?

Food for thought?

This year’s weekly ArtBite programme is about to start! From Friday 10 February, we will again offer a weekly presentation of a work on display here at Te Puna o Waiwhetu. The aim of these 30-minute talks is to give you an art break in the middle of your day. We know you’re busy, so this isn’t a long lecture meant to take up too much of your time. And they’re free. With a new work presented each Friday at 12.30pm, the information will be fresh so you can impress your friends during your weekend socialising.

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