Exhale explores themes of human vulnerability and the
brevity of life, showcasing physically imposing photographic, print
and painted works at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts
Exhale is one half of a pair of simultaneous Auckland
exhibitions of Ward's works. The exhibitions draw together two
strands of Vincent Ward's career, as a leading figure in the
feature film industry and his background in fine arts.
Ward's ongoing concern with metamorphosis, light, darkness and
immersive experience has led him to create a series of physically
imposing works that delve into otherworldly landscapes and
transcendent states, seeking elusive 'transformational moments'
that connect with the human psyche. Amongst the many explorations
Ward draws upon his aesthetics for Motion Painting that led to an
Academy Award. Referencing this aesthetic, Ward investigates the
cusp between photography, paint and digital imaging to present a
range of transformational moments.
Depicted are figures enacting moments of transformation as they
fall, fly and float or attempt to surface and breathe. The second
simultaneous exhibition, Inhale, will be held at the
Gus Fisher Gallery and will feature Ward's cinematic
Alongside exhibitions Inhale and Exhale, a new 180-page book, also
titled Inhale | Exhale, will be launched by award-winning
publisher Ron Sang.
Vincent Ward's Inhale | Exhale project will go on to
feature in the 9th Shanghai Biennale, October 2012.
3 July - 2 September
Exhibition Opening 2 July, 6pm. Book Signing, 5:30 - 6pm.
The Pah Homestead
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland
Vincent Ward & Friends in association with the New Zealand
Breast Cancer Foundation present a charity art auction with
exciting items up for grabs!
Thursday 23 August - 6pm
Join us for a fabulous evening of wine and canapes, music and
entertainment. There will be some great artworks available plus a
range of other fantastic offers.
Register now on the link below - tickets are limited and priced at
just $50 each. vincentwardartauction.eventbrite.co.nz
Image: Vincent Ward, Falling I (detail), 2012, mixed
media on canvas