April 1 to June 4, 2017
The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
Within our beautiful collection there exist many micro-collections, groups of objects that share a theme, genre, provenance, or are by the same artist. Through over a century of collecting The Suter has become known for its noteworthy holdings of John Gully, Toss Woollaston, New Zealand ceramics, and mid-century British modernist paintings. In 2011 another significant body of work was added to the collection with the acquisition of eleven Mervyn Williams artworks through a significant purchase and generous gifts.
In From Afar Williams’ work is displayed amongst ‘like-minded’ companions from the collection. Mysterious photographs, playful prints, hair embroidery, ceramic staircases, seascapes, colourful assemblages and carefully constructed tromp-l’oeil images sit alongside Williams’ optical works and illustrate the ways in which micro-collections weave together to create depth and meaning within the greater Suter collection.
The Suter Art Gallery
Date(s) - 01/04/2017 - 04/06/2017