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ZEUS GALLERY

ARTSPACE | PICTURE FRAMING

Blue Shift 
new works by Graham Crow

 

Opening event: Friday 4th Nov 5pm - 8pm
Exhibition dates: 5th Nov - 17th Nov
Viewing times: 10am - 5pm Tues - Fri 10am - 3pmSat
35 Chapel St, Tauranga (access off Marsh St).

 

An established contemporary artist, Crow has developed a large following of discerning art lovers in the Bay of Plenty. A master craftsman with a dedicated, life-long passion for art, Crow has a background in life drawing and portraiture. From his studio overlooking the Rangataua estuary, surrounded by native bush, Crow creates works that respond to his environment. Daily walks with his two Jack Russell terriers around the estuary help him gather ideas from the patterns and rhythms of nature. 

 

Continually evolving in his artistic practice, Crow pushes the boundaries with innovative techniques and new materials. A skilled colourist, no paint is ever used directly from the tube. Instead, colours are painstakingly mixed and tested until the perfect shade is achieved. In a similar fashion, textural mediums are concocted from a mixture of store bought products and his own secret ingredients. With these recipes, Crow creates textured surfaces that are dramatic in some lights, and subtle in others. His use of luminescent pigment gives his works an otherworldly quality. Though these works exist on their own as non-objective works of formal abstraction, his new series 'Blue Shift' uses pearlescent tones in a range of colours that seem to reference light on the surface of water.

 

Crow will also be producing an installation at the Trinity wharf, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga, which will be on display as part of the Garden and Art Festival. The installation is a continuation of his Hydrangea series named, ‘Botanica Fantastica’, it is only a short walk from Zeus Gallery so viewers are encouraged to experience both the exhibition and the installation.

 

To request a catalogue please contact

Elliot Mason at thezeusgallery@gmail.com or on 07 926 9208.