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The Third Space: Ambiguity in the Art of Graham Fletcher

02 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018

Graham Fletcher, Untitled (Lounge Room Tribalism), 2011, oil on canvas, 1500 x 1200mm. Collection of the University of Auckland.

Friday 2 March 2018, 10.00am - Saturday 28 April 2018, 4.00pm

Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, Sun & Mon closed


The Gus Fisher Gallery, The Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland St, Auckland

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Surveying two decades of work by Graham Fletcher, this exhibition points up the ambiguity in his approach to painting.

Representational depictions such as the Lounge Room Tribalism series are paired with abstraction in which he uses complex grid patterning. His use of motif and medium can be as elusive as his messages, with tactics such as camouflage patterning and mistinted paints deployed.

Between the artist’s palagi and Samoan heritage, an intersectional third space is denoted.