Séraphine Pick's original and imaginative practice has made her one of New Zealand's most highly regarded painters.
Séraphine Pick's original and imaginative practice has made her one of New Zealand's most highly regarded painters. From the spectral dresses, leaky baths and teetering suitcases of the 1990s to the psychologically-charged dreamscapes of more recent years, this large-scale survey will bring together more than 100 works made between 1994 and 2009.
Tracing the effects of Pick's ongoing interest in memory, identity, sexuality, and imagination, the exhibition will unveil several new paintings and be accompanied by a richly illustrated publication, featuring essays on relevant aspects of Pick's practice as well as responses to individual works by leading art writers.
- Curator: Felicity Milburn
- Exhibition number: 833
Séraphine Pick's lush watercolour offers a utopian vision in the car park elevator.
Séraphine Pick: Scratching Skin
Although Séraphine Pick has featured in past group shows at the McDougall, and is represented in the Collection, this will be her first solo exhibition at the Gallery.
Drift North features five artists, all graduates of the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts, who now live and practice in Auckland or Wellington.
Séraphine Pick: assumed identities
The celebrated faces gracing two of the paintings in Séraphine Pick's Brooke Gifford Gallery exhibition late last year wore expressions that were hard to pin down. Defensive, evasive and devoid of their customary charisma, the only thing they clearly conveyed was their wish to be somewhere – anywhere – else.
This article first appeared as 'Ghosts in sunglasses' in The Press on 8 October 2008