Opening Thursday May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm
The Little Gallery, Auckland
This exhibition brings together a new collection of work by The Little Gallery’s stable of New Zealand artists, inspired by Henri Matisse’s painting, Le Bonheur de Vivre (The Joy of Life), 1905-6.
During its time Matisse’s painting sparked public outrage when first exhibited in the Salon des Indépendants, for its departure from traditionally accepted styles of painting. The work is now regarded as one of the foundations of modernism, marking a new direction for the future of painting.
Our artists were proposed to flesh out their own Joie de Vivre, whether in response to Matisse’s original version, or their own visual representation of what ‘joie de vivre’ means to them.
We envision this exhibition to be a lively, vibrant array of colours and styles, bringing as much joy to our visitors to view as our artists to create.
All are welcome to the opening event! Wine and nibbles will be served.
Image: Joie de Vivre: The Joy of Life – A new group exhibition at The Little Gallery Auckland.
The Little Gallery (Victoria Park)
Date(s) - 25/05/2017 - 25/06/2017