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The Story of Flox


Tue 1 Apr 2008, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Foyer Gallery, 13 Farnham, Parnell, Auckland Central

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Kati

This exhibition represents a chapter within the story of Flox’s painting life. Each work a page taking the reader deeper into the journey.

The works have moved on from her recent symmetrical compositions on plywood.

Some characters have been written out, some even killed off. While other are introduced in new romances or emerge out of circumstance.

Where there was once space and time, there is now detail and depth. The pace has picked up as the plot thickens, you get the sense a twist lies ahead.

Flox maintains a dialogue through her paintings. Conveying to the reader a sense of gravity, workmanship and honour towards her adored profession.

This show talks of process, ornamentation, illustration and the value of aesthetic. Beauty is not a dirty word.

The format has changed, reminiscent of old sixties playing cards, and her confidence is felt with the layering, fluidity and blooming colour palette.

There remain strong ties to her adored Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau and her obsession with the decorative. And while deeply nestled in art history with allusions to past movements, connections to fashion, graphic design and graff-art keep the work comfortably seated in the couch of contemporary pop-culture.

She is very much a painter for the sake of painting. It is the act that enthrals her, “These works represent a desire to create the desirable. My aim when I paint, is to make work that people fall in love with”.

As the viewer we cannot help but be drawn, the works have made their presence felt.

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