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Geoffrey Clarke: Vernacular

Geoffrey Clarke: Vernacular
1st June - 29th June 2017
Wallace Gallery Morrinsville
Community Gallery

The Wallace Gallery Morrinsville is proud to present Vernacular, a show of new geometric works by Hamilton artist, Wintec tutor, and co-director of Frankton's Skinroom, Geoffrey Clarke.

"The agendas of abstraction have naturally changed over the course of the last 50 years, what makes things complicated is that we still have artists using historical methodologies and making work and sometimes an excellent living from the production of work in a philosophical paradigm which has had it's time as a current and informed practice. e.g. Gretchen Albrecht and Max Gimblett. In the 60s with the advent of pop, conceptual art, photorealism, body art etc it looked like abstraction was down for the count, but it came back again, even though its return was something like a zombie. New abstraction held little of the values of it's parent forms, even though it has some physical family resemblances, contemporary abstraction is full of double codedness, contamination and the absence of pure and unified views. It's got irony and humour and playfulness which contradicts the gratuitous psychological heavyweight agendas of old school abstract expressionism."

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  • Thu Jun 1-Thu 29 2017

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10am - 4pm
Tuesday - Sunday


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167 Thames Street

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