Miranda Parkes / Tjalling de Vries: Keep left, keep right

27 October – 18 November 2012

Sharing an interest in expanding the idea of abstract painting beyond its traditional borders, Miranda Parkes and Tjalling de Vries explore the creative possibilities of commercial billboards in an exhibition that combines painting and projection to obstruct and intrigue in equal measure.

Miranda Parkes is well known for unruly, boldly coloured abstract paintings that threaten to break free of their stretchers, while Tjalling de Vries deploys a fragmenting arsenal of stolen and reinvented images. Sharing an interest in expanding the idea of abstract painting beyond its traditional borders, these two artists explore the creative possibilities of commercial billboards in an exhibition that combines painting and projection to obstruct and intrigue in equal measure.

Keep left, keep right is the latest instalment in the Rolling Maul project series, which has been generously supported by Creative New Zealand. Local artists have been hit hard by the recent earthquakes, losing studios, works and exhibition venues. Acknowledging this, Rolling Maul borrows its title from a classic rugby union manoeuvre and hopes to be similarly effective in gaining ground against tough opposition. A key part of the Gallery's Outer Spaces programme, Rolling Maul begins with a series of month-long exhibitions at our new favourite venue, the spruced-up gallery space above NG at 212 Madras Street.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

NG is at 212 Madras Street, Christchurch. Please note the exhibition space is upstairs with no lift access.

Group Tours of the exhibition are available
Book a free tour for your group of friends, work, school or community group. Please contact us to arrange a date and time and we'll have one of our volunteer guides meet you in the exhibition space to take you for an informative floortalk. Tours last 30-45 minutes; bookings essential.