land cadence
john madden

24 March - 11 April 2015

“There is nothing consciously picturesque or sweet about Madden’s work. The ruggedness (of the landscape) is matched by the energy of his approach...”', TJ McNamara review NZ Herald 2014.

This is not a landscape for the faint hearted. The dramatic west coast hills of the Waitakere Ranges are shaped by extremes; the stark severity of the terrain is often matched by the turbulence of the sea and sky. The west coast is part of our DNA; from the Awhitu Peninsular and across the Manukau Bar to Whatipu, Karekare, Anawhata and Piha, these are the brooding hills and wild beaches that made The Piano such an unforgettable film.

John Madden has tramped, studied, lived in, and painted this landscape for twenty-five of his sixty-two years. Just as Tosswill Woollaston painted numerous scenes of the Nelson area, so Madden (who came under Woollaston’s influence early in his career) continues in the tradition and paints this area dominated by the Pararaha Ranges.

Land Cadence is Madden’s fourth major show of landscapes at Orexart.

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Pararaha Valley, 2015. Oil on canvas. 110 x 130 cm

SOLD

Anawhata River And Bay, 2015. Oil on canvas. 101 x 152cm. $9,500

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Pararaha Poem I, 2015. Oil on canvas. 30 x 30cm. $1,600

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Pararaha Poem III, 2015. Oil on canvas. 30 x 30cm

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Karekare Cadence, 2015. Oil on canvas. 122 x 152cm. $11,500

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Karekare Sunset From The Studio, 2015. Oil on canvas. 45 x 91cm. $4,500

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Beginning Of The Journey, 2015. Oil on canvas. 101 x 101cm. $5,500

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Solitude Of The Dunes, 2015. Oil on canvas. 61 x 61cm

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Pararaha Te Kawerau A Maki Tapu / Held In The Arms Of the Swamp, 2015. Oil on canvas. 121 x 220cm. $16,500

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Anawhata Rain Squall, 2015. Oil on canvas. 101 x 152cm. $6,500

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

AVAILABLE