Check out our exhibition opening today, running till 19 April, at Bryce Gallery in Christchurch called "Somebody". It's a people focussed exhibition with 14 artists and 32 paintings.
"First Mother" by Sofia Minson, acrylic & flashe painting on loose canvas, 960 x 1960mm, 2014
This painting will be my contribution to the show.
You are warmly invited to the exhibition...
A collection of people focussed paintings - Portraiture, Faces,
Nudes and People at work & play
Featuring works from Clark Esplin, Geoff Williams, Hamish Allan, Jacky Pearson, JK Reed, Julia Drake, Ken Hunt, Mark Olsen, Mark Zhu, Min Kim, Sang Kyu Moon, Simon Williams, Sofia Minson, Stephanie McEwin, Svetlana Orinko.
Bryce Gallery: Corner Riccarton Road & Paeroa St, Riccarton, Christchurch, NZ
Open 7 days: 10am – 5pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 4pm (Sat), 11am – 4pm (Sun)
Original acrylic & flashe painting on loose canvas
960 x 1960mm, 2014
Sofia Minson's painting "First Mother" is Papatuanuku, the earth mother from Maori creationary mythology. Her curves are that of the landscape and she is surrounded above and below by Tukutuku patterns, which are traditional woven flax panels in marae (meeting houses). The appearance of this work is influenced by Pacific Tapa cloths and Minson has used an ink-like paint to create the wash effect.
Limited Edition Print available at www.newzealandartwork.com/