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Simon Payton - Noughts and Crosses - Solo Exhibition


Tue 14 Apr 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm
Wed 15 Apr 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm
Thu 16 Apr 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sat 18 Apr 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm

Where: Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, 19A Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

We are pleased to invite you to an exciting solo exhibition of Simon Payton's Noughts and Crosses, paintings drawings and sculpture at Exhibitions Gallery.

This work depicts a multitude of meanings. Crosses bring to mind Christ on the cross, empires that have come and gone, saving of a nation, a place where we mark on a map, the place we start and end each day, a place of love and intimacy. Noughts say zero, nothing, nil, a portal, a window, a source of light, a window to the soul, a new beginning.

For Simon, a painting has its own life and direction, its own vitality, its own unique quality. It begins in a haze then the image grows, gains impetus and becomes reality.

"Simon Payton has an astute eye and is constantly responding to people, places, situations and experiences. Content acts as a metaphor for the imagination. As with any stylistic shift, it takes an audience some time to find useful linkages between works past and works present and to appreciate that just as time moves on so do the experiences, understanding and interests of an artist. He watches, he listens and he waits"
Dr Carole Shepheard, Professor of Fine Arts Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland

Simon has exhibited extensively since 1969 with shows in USA, UK, Germany and New Zealand. He has won numerous awards including winner of The National Bank Art Award for Contemporary Painting, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

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