The Hot Show

A winter exhibition displaying some of the Collection’s warmer, more vibrant works

This exhibition of paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection was curated primarily to offer Fletcher Building staff and the visiting public a warm and vibrant journey through the tunnel under Great South Road.

The Hot Show featured a collection of recently acquired works by mostly younger New Zealand artists many of whom treated paint in interesting and novel ways. Young Christchurch artists André Hemer, Miranda Parkes and Aaron and Hannah Beehre were included as was Helen Calder whose painting in a colour called Daredevil raised a few eyebrows as did Sara Hughes’ optically challenging Eye Candy. Major works by Maori artists Shane Cotton and Darren George were also included.

Because these new works were mainly light hearted and bright it seemed a good time to bring out some older paintings conceived in the same spirit. Most of these dated from the late 1970s and the 1980s. The main focus was on highly coloured and energetic gestural abstract paintings. Among artists included were Allen Maddox, Philip Clairmont and Pat Hanly as well as Gretchen Albrecht and Philippa Blair. A selection of smaller though similarly bright works from the past were added to provide contrast with the predominantly abstract focus of the exhibition.

— Peter Shaw

BEEHRE, Hannah; BEEHRE, Aaron;

AW0.01.05

2006, 1000 x 1000mm, Oil and acrylic on canvas

HUGHES, Sara;

Eye Candy

2005, 1800 x 1800mm, Acrylic on canvas

CALDER, Helen;

057-163-043 (Daredevil)

2009, Acrylic paint and stainless steel fittings

HEMER, André;

Sweet vintage girly-girl with a touch of Koons

2006, 1680 x 1680mm, Acrylic on canvas

INGRAM, Simon;

Automata Painting No. 3

2004, 900 x 900mm, Acrylic on canvas

INGRAM, Simon;

Space Painting No. 8

2003, 1520 x 1220mm, Oil on canvas

GEORGE, Darryn;

Huia II

2006, 1995 x 1500mm, Oil on canvas

COTTON, Shane;

Slow Descent

2006, 1800 x 1500mm, Oil on canvas

MADDOX, Allen;

Untitled

1975, 1000 x 840mm, Oil on board

MADDOX, Allen;

Untitled

1984, 1725 x 2005mm, Oil on canvas

MADDOX, Allen;

Saying Goodbye to Tony

1990, 1690 x 1840mm, Oil on canvas

CLAIRMONT, Philip;

Fireplace

1970, 1012 x 710mm, Oil on hessian on board

BLAIR, Philippa;

Heart Book

1985, 1000 x 1820mm, Acrylic on canvas

ELLIS, Robert;

Motorway City No. 28

1969, 1230 x 1070mm, Oil on board

TRUSTTUM, Philip;

Kea

1965, 1200 x 2400mm, Oil on board

LEFT, Ron;

Equipoise No. 4

1981, 1310 x 1050mm, Oil on board

HOTERE, Ralph;

Untitled (London ’64)

1964, 550 x 450mm, Acrylic on canvas

HANLY, Pat;

Garden Awake

1970, 1220 x 1200mm, Oil and enamel on board

MCCORMACK, Thomas Arthur;

Vase of Flowers

c.1950, Watercolour on paper

TAPPER, Garth;

Preview

1967, 340 x 440mm, Oil on board

MRKUSICH, Milan;

Earth Radiance

1963, 1180 x 870mm, Oil on canvas

HANLY, Pat;

Ecstasy Condition: Passion

1975, 1210 x 1210mm, Oil on board

JOEL, Grace Jane;

Poppies

1895, 385 x 480mm, Oil on canvas on board

PARKES, Miranda;

Monster

2005, 1030 x 790 x 260mm, Acrylic and enamel on canvas

The Fletcher Trust Collection is one of the largest curated private collections of Aotearoa New Zealand art. The Trust makes works available to the public online as well as via exhibitions initiated by public art institutions and by the Trust itself.

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