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Toby Raine: Smoke 'em If You Got 'em


Tue 16 Oct 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Page Blackie Gallery, 42 Victoria St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: lilyxrp

Toby Raine’s ongoing portrait series of infamous or popularised male figures — including Bob Dylan, Aleister Crowley, Ozzy Osbourne, and Elvis Presley – sees the artist examining various notions of masculinity in a tongue-in-cheek tribute.

Raine is interested in the performative aspects of painting. Inhabiting his alter-ego Baron Yeti he often paints according to a specific set of conditions, limiting the number of brushstrokes or working to the rhythms of a particular music track.

Raine energetically pushes and scrapes thick impasto paint across the canvas, to the point where colour and form merge and threaten to dissolve or obliterate the figure.

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