Subjects to hand: JOANNA MARGARET PAUL DRAWING, examines in depth the artist's drawings, her exquisite graphic touch and ardent observation of the visual world.
Subjects to hand: JOANNA MARGARET PAUL DRAWING examines in depth the artist's drawings – a central aspect of her art. Paul's exquisite graphic touch and ardent observation of the visual world have long been appreciated by those who cherish the tradition of drawing. This exhibition is premised on a conviction that her drawings also have fresh currency in a contemporary art context.
Paul's dedication and alertness to the visual world is palpable in this exhibition, in her drawings of everyday subjects including children, bowling greens, chess players, swimming pools, beach fires and lighthouses, even views from aeroplanes and buses. Nothing was beneath her notice.
Exhibition number 824
- Location: Monica Richards Gallery
- Exhibition number: 824
Pressed Letters: Fine Printing in New Zealand Since 1975
An exhibition presenting some of the finest examples of letterpress printing produced in New Zealand from 1975 to the present.
Joanna Margaret Paul's Barrys Bay: Interior With Bed And Doll
I never met Joanna Paul, but I believe that she and my late father, Michael King, were good friends. After my father died in 2004, I found a large diptych frame with a photo of Joanna on one side, and Irihapeti Ramsden on the other; both black and white and young and charismatic—two women he admired greatly who had both died in the preceding year. The frame was folded shut, on top of a bookcase in his study, as if in hiding. I took it down and set it open on his desk overlooking the estuary at Opoutere.