Opening Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 5:30-7:30pm
Bartley + Company Art, Wellington
Greetings Artists, please join us to celebrate with André Hemer on the occasion of his sixth solo exhibition in the gallery.
Pondering painting in 2016, André Hemer wrote that painting today explores what it means to buy our shoes on Amazon. His art, with its integration of the digital and the handmade, captures something of that experience — embodying both seeing and experiencing.
As the exhibition title suggests these are paintings to be experienced viscerally in real life. Layered, luscious, flat and deeply textured, they combine hybrid modes of making with spray paint, acrylic, impasto and oil overlaid on open flat-bed scans of sky and outdoor natural imagery. Here documentary and a visual imaginary combine in a sensuous and material representation of contemporary experience, which like all art speaks to its moment of making.
Image: SP IRL #3, 2017, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 600 x 450 mm
Bartley + Company Art
Date(s) - 26/04/2017 - 27/05/2017