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DAMAGED

an exhibition of new and old work from five artists that showed with agallerypresents.com. Originally a small gallery in Dunedin ‘a gallery’ has become a forever evolving concept, supporting a group of artists that were once based in the small south island city that are now scattered across the globe. From Philip James Frosts bright and violent grime pop works to Justin Spiers dark atmospheric photographs. The works selected for this show are tied together with themes from the ever changing urban enviroment and the resilience and erosion of memory

Artists included in the exhibition are Philip James Frost, Justin Spiers, Sam Ovens, Jay Hutchinson and DDDCCXO

There is an opening for exhibition
Saturday the 2 of April at 6:00pm
BLACK COFFEE
133 Riddiford Street
Newtown
Wellington

DAMAGED will be showing until the end of April 2016
Drinks

with DJs the Elusive Ben and DDDCCXO

DDDCCXO

Paste-Up in Newtown, Wellington By DDDCCXO

JayHutchinson

Jay Hutchinson, My Embroideries Drip, Detail, Polyester Thread on Cotton Drill, 800mm x 600mm x 2 $2000

JustinSpiers

Justin Spiers, Untitled (from the series Castleland) High Quality Photographic Print, Framed in a deep high-gloss White Frame, 420 x 420mm $550

PhilipJamesFrost

Philip James Frost, Untitled, Mixed Media on paper, 1000mm x 700mm $1000

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Sam Ovens, one off screen printed LP Sleeve, float mounted in a black frame, 460mm x 460mm, Not For Sale

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piece of rare text written by Philip James Frost…(I personally spent years trying to get a piece of text out of Philip…and then he nailed it)

Philip James Frost

Philip James Frost

Philip James Frost

Philip James Frost

Philip James Frost

Philip James Frost

Philip James Frost

Philip James Frost

GRIME-POP  To note, I believe that,”a painter should never describe his work a painter should only paint” Art to me is a continuous search to become better at the work I devote myself to. A distraction from the hustle of everyday life. I find myself starting the day’s work by fixing the shit I did the night before. I feel the job of the ‘so so modern’ artist today is to express his or her thoughts with little regard for the illustration of the subject matter beyond him or herself, as I can’t do any image justice by merely illustrating it. When I start a painting I usually paint on the floor and begin with a very large canvas, this makes me feel part of the work without seeing the corners (the ends) of the painting. I paint freely and fast. If I take to long to decide on subject matter I’ll only end up illustrating my ideas, so I begin quickly by putting a lot down and then taking a lot away. My first idea is only a means to start the painting, the end result is unknown to me in the beginning and so I will arrive at the end when I start to feel no more marks are needed. I am my own worst critic because of this, not always the final result can withstand my interest long enough for me to call it finished, this I do feel is very important. Paintings need to be felt not just looked at and if I can’t feel it, I couldn’t expect the viewer to. An illustration of a subject is created much better with a camera than with a brush so I have no interest in conveying my ideas in that manner. I feel that if the viewer doesn’t know what he or she is looking at but is compelled to look then I’m on the right track . In today’s environment, social media has and must change the outlook of the artist on how the work is viewed. With the likes of Instagram, Flickr and Tumblr we have all become continuous picture givers with most of them truly no more important than the next one. Sometimes I dislike seeing my paintings on these sites (even tho I’m the one putting them there) as they become a 2×2 square that is no better than the photo of the chicken salad posted before it or the new shoes that come after. The artist participating in showing his work in this way must know the art – important in it’s silence – is just that, silent noise alongside salads of chicken and photos of party’s he or she wasn’t invited to. Consumption for the many? Maybe? Inspiration for the hunters of good art, inspiration for the youth of my home town – this is what is truly important to me. I used to think when I was younger that I had to become famous to be any good at all at painting. Now I’m not so sure, yes the more people who see the work the more popular it becomes which in-turn means more money and I do love money, but this isn’t what the future is about for me. I want my name alongside contemporaries I admire from Australia, where I now call home and my home of birth New Zealand, from Coiln McCahon, to Ralph Hotere, Phillip Claremont, to Brett Whiteley .. and so….PhilipJamesFrost !You don’t need to put me at the top of Google search, rather just my name on my book in library’s next to these great artists , and with that put me in galleries , low lit light, silent, still ,,,,,important. This I will wish true! Thanks for believing 😉 Now go party! Eat a salad and “buy my art ” ‘Philip James Frost’

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My Little Pony hand-embroidery by Jay Hutchinson from the exhibition “My Little Pony and Friends”

My Little Pony 2014, hand-embroidery, 1375 x 1375mm, Polyester thread on Cotton Drill

My Little Pony 2014, hand-embroidery, 1375 x 1375mm, Polyester thread on Cotton Drill $7000

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24 Hours at the Sweatshop

A time lapse recording of the performance ’24 Hours at the Sweatshop’ a sole worker (Jay Hutchinson) labours to produce Free T-Shirts for 24 hours in an empty inner city shop space in Lower Hutt. The action began at 12:00pm 6 March and was completed at 12:00pm 7 March 2015. This performance was part of the Common Ground Hutt City Public Art Festival 2015. For more information commongroundfestival.org.nz

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My Little Pony and Friends an exhibition by Jay Hutchinson

Images of works and the installation of Jay Hutchinson’s exhibition My Little Pony and Friends on at Absolution in Christchurch until Saturday 28 March 2015…couldn’t get a good enough image of the My Little Pony Embroidery will upload it separately

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

hand-embroidery on digital print

Installation image at Absolution

Installation image at Absolution

Installation image at Absolution

Installation image at Absolution

Installation image at Absolution

Installation image at Absolution

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12:00pm 6 March 211 High Street Lower Hutt 24 Hours at the Sweatshop performance work by Jay Hutchinson

Made at the Sweatshop Performance Still Blue Oyster Art Project Space 2006

Made at the Sweatshop Performance Still Blue Oyster Art Project Space 2007

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24 Hours at the Sweatshop

Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival​ presents a performance project by Jay Jay Hutchinson​ ’24 Hours at the Sweatshop’ intended to provoke discussion about the everyday products that fill our lives; how they are produced, consumed and disposed of.

The artist will create a simulated sweatshop in an About Space empty shop space in the CBD of lower Hutt (211 High Street). He will remain in the space for 24 hours with only six ten-minute tea breaks, replicating sweatshop conditions experienced by workers overseas. The artist will cut fabric from a roll, sew together the garment, print an image on it before placing the garment on a rack. The audience will then be invited to take the product, as long as they do not enter into a system of exchange. ie. they are not allowed to give the artist anything in return.

for more information go to commongroundfestival.org.nz

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a gallery presents “24 Hours at the Sweatshop”

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My Little Pony and Friends a new exhibition by Jay Hutchinson

‘My Little Pony and Friends’ is a play on the awkward physiological progression of the male child into adolescence. When childhood fantasy dissolves and another emerges.

This exhibition includes nine new works, eight hand-embroidered textile pieces depicting vandalised superheroes and Disney princesses and the recently completed ‘My Little Pony’. The pony took over 500 hours to hand stitch, making it his largest and most intensive work to date.

Exhibition opens 6:00pm on Monday the 2/3/15 at ABSOLUTION, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Belle, digital print on cotton drill hand-embroidered with polyester thread

Belle, digital print on cotton drill hand-embroidered with polyester thread

absolution The Tanner Wo

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