MASTERS: Over 200 years of studio practice
Philip Trusttum, Ross Ritchie, Greer Twiss, Mary McIntyre
1 – 20 July, 2018
Opening: Sunday 1 July, 2pm – 4.30pm
Philip Trusttum has represented New Zealand on many occasions. In 1984, he was invited to participate in ANZART at the Edinburgh Arts Festival. The same year he exhibited on New York's 57th Street at the Jill Kornblee Gallery. Philip has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, only the second New Zealander to receive the award. Philip is represented in all major public and private collections throughout New Zealand.
Ross Ritchie has been at the forefront of many artistic developments, and is one of New Zealand's leading post-modern artist. He is a figurative artist in the sense that his works have always denoted or referred to things, animate and inanimate, and the phenomena of the physical world. Ross has works in many private, corporate, museum and public collections, including Auckland Art Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
Greer Twiss has worked in a number of mediums including lead and fibreglass, but he is best known for the tactile bronzes, which he appears to set in motion by strategically angling the works on small bases. Twiss' sculpture is included in public and private collections in New Zealand including Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. His work is also represented in numerous international public and private collections.
Mary McIntyre started her artistic career under the guidance of Colin McCahon in the late 1960s. Drawing early influence from the style and composition of Northern Italian and Renaissance art, Mary has established herself as one of New Zealand's foremost realist figurative painters. Her landscape works celebrate the wonderful sculptural qualities of New Zealand's topography, particularly the volcanoes of Auckland. Mary's has work in numerous public and private collections including the collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, James Wallace Arts Trust, and the National Museum of Australia.