Paintings by Paul Haywood, Shane Jackson, James Kirk
6 August 6 september 2003
Shes not a hard road finding the perfect painting. Just track down the latest work from three highly promising emerging younger artists, all with roots in the South Island. Paul Haywood is still based in Karamea. Shane Jackson and James Kirk come from Dunedin. Together they show that the South continues to produce uncompromising and innovative visual arts.
|Paul Haywood lives and works in Karamea on the West Coast. He has been exhibiting his work since 1991, most recently at Red Gallery, Nelson and Barrows Gallery, Martinborough.
My passion for painting is a kind of thirst, relentless and intense, for certain feelings and felt states. To find or invent objects whose felt quality satisfies the passion is for me the activity of the artist. I am constantly placing and displacing, relating and breaking relations. My task is find a complexof qualities whose feeling is just right veering toward the unknown and chaos, yet ordered and related in order to be recognized.
Shane Jacksons paintings take a variety of forms. In addition to working on traditional supports, he has also painted in a trompe-loeil manner on surfaces such as fruit, books and furniture. Shane had his first solo show at Arthouse Gallery, Dunedin in 1994 and has been living in Wellington since 1996.
James Kirk has been a painter, sculptor and photographer for 20 years, usually on a small scale with a focus on detail and finish. He has exhibited in numerous group shows in Dunedin from 1986 and had his first solo show of painting at Dunedins Peter Rae Gallery in 2002. James now lives and works in Wellington.
|Paul Haywood Forge 1200 x 1200mm mixed media on canvas 2003|
|Shane Jackson Untitled 457 x 558mm oil on canvas 2003|
James Kirk Glass 260mmX260mm,oil on canvas,2002