TERRAIN
GROUP SHOW

16 April - 4 May 2013

Terrain features landscapes by Richard McWhannell, John Madden, Peter James Smith, Evan Woodruffe, Ross Lewis & Andrew Craig.

Terrain: generally this term is used in physical geography, referring to the lay of the land. This is usually expressed in terms of the elevation, slope, and orientation of terrain features. It is easy to confuse 'terrain' with the land itself. The same can be said of landscape painting. We see the landscape as an extension of both who we are, and where we are, and yet we also know that when it comes to landscape painting we accept the artist's point of view.

The artist brings his own perspective, his own style, his own geography, how we choose to fit ourselves into this artist's view, into the 'lay of the land' says as much about our own personal perceptions, our own realities and sympathies as it does about the artist. Or as Richard McWhannell would have it, the paintings come out of a compulsion to record a place rather than a willful act to place oneself within a tradition. And it is this very 'tradition' that continues to bring us to the landscapes we see as an extension of ourselves.

Andrew Craig The End, 2012. Oil on canvas. 1100 x 900mm

SOLD

Evan Woodruffe BLAST #1, 2013. Oil on paper. 330 x 500mm

Richard McWhanell Study for Pararaha landscape, 2004. Watercolour on paper. 320 x 395mm

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Richard McWhanell Sunlight through a clear morning, 2005. Oil on canvas. 590 x 895mm

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Richard McWhanell Winter Moon over Pararaha, 2012. Oil on linen. 330 x 410 mm

SOLD

Ross Lewis Loch, 2010. Acrylic on canvas. 1520 x 1220mm

SOLD

John Madden Pararaha South Side Looking to Whatipu, 2013. Oil on canvas. 760 x 1520mm

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John Madden Anawhata, 2010. Oil on canvas. 1020 x 1520mm

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Angus Collis Victory, 2009. Oil on paper. 650mm x 940mm

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Installation TERRAIN

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

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