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Kirk & Carter: Paintings by Graham Kirk & Alby Carter


Sat 15 May 2010, 9:30am–4:00pm
Sun 16 May 2010, 11:00am–4:00pm
Mon 17 May 2010, 9:00am–5:30pm
Tue 18 May 2010, 9:00am–5:30pm
Wed 19 May 2010, 9:00am–5:30pm

Where: KINA NZ Design + Art Space, 101 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: KINA_Gallery

KINA Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition of paintings by Taranaki artists, Graham Kirk and Alby Carter, opening Friday 23rd April 2010. This exhibition showcases new work from these artists that represent our Taranaki landscape in divergent ways.

This will be the first time Kirk and Carter have exhibited together, despite being friends for over 25 years. Although both artists exude very different signature styles, both have a deep-felt admiration for each others work. Kirk talks about how he and Carter work in different ways: “I combine elements – whereas Alby’s work is so elemental”.

Carter, who is known for his loose, expressionist style states his paintings “provoke thought by its demand for closer attention” - “I don’t paint the sea – I paint the feeling of the sea”.
Kirk says he loves Carter’s “textural qualities, scumble highlights and the duteous use of colour”.

In contrast to Carter, Kirk’s paintings are based on the immediacy of the snapshot image, rather than painted in a traditional sense. When asked what Carter loves about Kirk’s work he stated: “he is a skillet for obtaining reality – but then he puts a superhero in, and it throws the whole thing”. He says that’s what he loves about Kirk’s work – “that juxtaposition”.

Don’t miss this special chance to celebrate Kirk and Carter’s artistic friendship in this joint show.

Kirk & Carter is on show in the KINA gallery until the 19th May 2010.

Please call Kina (06) 759 1201 for further details.