Auckland Art Fair 2016

25.05 - 29.05

Starkwhite will present an evolving group show at Booth C9 at the Auckland Art Fair focusing on artists with a strong record of participation in international art fairs and national and international exhibitions. Rotating artists through the course of the fair allows the gallery to feature a wider range of work without resorting to an all-in salon hang.

High points of this year’s presentation include:

·       BRAND NEW by Billy Apple@, a work by the artist who became a registered trademark in 2007, formalising his art brand status. Apple’s six-decade career began in London amidst the pioneers of pop art, but he moved to New York in 1964 where he established himself as a key figure in the development of conceptual art. His survey exhibition Billy Apple@: The Artist Has To Live Like Everybody Else was shown at the Auckland Art Gallery in 2015 and he is represented in International Pop, curated and organised by The Walker Art Centre and currently showing at the Philadelphia Art Museum. International art fair presentations include: Art Basel Hong Kong (solo show), Art Basel, Art HK (Hong Kong), Sydney Contemporary and Melbourne Art Fair.

·       Paintings by Martin Basher featuring the optically complex, striped abstract paintings that he has become known for in recent years. In addition to exhibiting in gallery shows, Basher has worked in public space, notably in Total Recall, a 12-month exhibition at the MetroTech Centre of five large-scale works by New York-based artists, commissioned by the Public Art Fund NYC. Recently he undertook the La Brea Studio residency in Los Angeles following his first solo show at Anat Ebgi (LA), which was reviewed in Artforum. He International art fair participations include: The Armory Show NY (solo show), Milan Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary and Melbourne Art Fair.

·       Videos by Daniel Crooks who “generates bewildering time-space warps by rearranging slivers of digital video information. His Time Slice works look back to Muyerbridge and to the slit-scan photography used by for race track photofinishes, and nod to the metaphors used to explain relativity.” (City Gallery Wellington) Crooks has been represented in exhibitions in major art museums around the globe including: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; and the Tate Modern, London. He was the inaugural recipient of the Basil Sellers Art Prize (2008) and in 2014 he was awarded the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission. Crooks is also featured in Bullet Time currently showing at City Gallery Wellington. International art fair participations include: Art HK (Hong Kong), Art Basel Hong Kong, The Armory Show (NY).

·       Photographs by Alicia Frankovich who is well-known for her live performances and sculptural and video presentations, such as the memorable Floor Resistance in the 2012 Walters Prize exhibition, and her recent large-scale exhibition of sculptures at Complex Bodies, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Switzerland. She is currently the Creative New Zealand artist in residence at the International Artist and Curatorial Programme (ISCP), New York and has been selected for the LISTE Art Fair Basel Performance Project, 2016.

·       Photographs by Gavin Hipkins documenting readymade children’s wooden play blocks that he has hand painted and assembled on the studio table for photographing in close-up. The photos resemble abstract paintings and echo the minimal designs of New Zealand’s grandfather of geometric abstraction, Gordon Walters. Except where Walter’s works were clean and sharp, in Block Paintings brush strokes, paint drips, and imperfections on the painted surfaces are revealed through the photographic surface. Hipkins is also a recognised video artist and short filmmaker with screenings at Armory Film/The Armory Show (NY), Edinburgh Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

·       Paintings by Laith McGregor who is known for his portraits of friends and colleagues and self-portraits – but with a distinctive spin. He imbues portraiture with fragments of history, fiction, popular culture and other mythologies. He has been represented in significant shows in Australia including: The Red Queen, Museum of Old and New (MONA), Tasmania, curated by Nicole Durling (2014); Conquest of Space, University of NSW Gallery, curated by Andrew Frost (2014); and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2013-2014). In 2015 he was selected for Installation Contemporary, the curated section of Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.

·       Seung Yul Oh will present an editioned sculpture of a mouse, another of his whimsical works where he models creatures, altering their scale and animating them with human-like poses and gestures. Described by the Guardian UK as one of the rising stars of the Asian art market, Oh divides his time between Auckland and Seoul, capitalising on curatorial and collector interest in his work. Recent shows include the survey exhibition MOAMOA, organized by the City Gallery Wellington and Dunedin Public Art Gallery and HaaPoom staged by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. International art fair participations include: Art Basel Hong Kong (and the Encounters section curated by Yuko Hasegawa), Art Basel Miami Beach (solo show), Frieze and Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (and Installation Contemporary, curated by Aaron Seeto). 

·       Fiona Pardington is represented with Flora Unicorn from her 100% Unicorns exhibition at Starkwhite, which is timed to coincide with the Auckland Art Fair, and Ruru Perfect Prince, an image of the wings of a Morepork that combines scientific exactness with the sensual lushness of 17th century Dutch Still Life. Her survey exhibition A Beautiful Hesitation is currently showing at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and she featured recently in a group show (with Gordon Walters and Arnold Manaaki Wilson) at Art Basel Hong Kong, 2016. During his recent visit to New Zealand, the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, declared her a Knight (Chevalier) in the Order of Arts and Letters.

·       John Reynolds presents The Wealth Effect a new work using small 100 x 100mm canvas blocks, declaring his continuing fascination with pointers and a love of complexity. Echoes of the local – the Auckland housing bubble – play out against a signature toying with language and fragments of text. Reynolds has represented New Zealand in the Sydney Biennale and been finalist in the Walters Award twice. International art fair participations include: Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Art HK (solo show), Art Beijing, The Armory Show NY (solo show), Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and Melbourne Art Fair.

·       Yuk King Tan’s video where an old Chinese woman, a veteran scavenger, pushes a street trolley bearing an almost life-size cardboard replica of one of the two lions that guard the well-known (Norman Foster-designed) Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation. The lions stand as a symbol of Chinese and British colonial power but have since been adopted as a symbol of Hong Kong itself at a moment when political awareness is on the rise and locals are in a position to recreate such symbols for themselves. Yuk King Tan has exhibited internationally at: Camden Arts Centre, London; Ludwig Forum fur International Kunst, Aachen, Museum Fredericianum, Kassel; Museum of Contenporary Art, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Arts Centre; and Artists Space, New York.

·       Works by New Zealand’s pioneer abstract artist Gordon Walters who is best known for his paintings employing the koru, the curving bulb from Maori moko and kowhaiwhai rafter patterns. The selection will include an early spiral painting from the 60s and gouaches from the 50s.Walters was included in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial at QAGOMA and at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2015 (a survey of his koru paintings) and 2016 (a group show with Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Fiona Pardington).

·       Sculptures by Michael Zavros, an aesthete who is paints beautiful things beautifully – fairytale palaces, gardens and follies, up-market mens fashion, luxury cars and jewellery, pedigree onagadori chickens and Lipizzaner dressage horses. At the Auckland Art Fair he presents bronze sculptures of horses, revealing his interest in the way they are valued as symbols of luxury – another stand in his work. Zavros is the winner of several art awards including the Bulgari Art Award and the Moran Prize National Portraiture Prize. He is currently represented in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object. International art fair participations include Art Los Angeles Contemporary (solo show), Art Basel Hong Kong (solo show), Sydney Contemporary (group show) and the Melbourne Art Fair (solo show).

Located in New Zealand on Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a programme of artists’ projects, solo shows by represented and invited artists, and independently curated exhibitions.



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18.04 - 21.04

Melbourne Art Fair 2024

22.02 - 25.02

Michael Zavros | Booth FC18 | ART SG 2024

18.01 - 21.01

Sydney Contemporary 2023

04.09 - 12.09

Aotearoa Art Fair 2023

02.03 - 05.03

Jonny Niesche | Booth F34 | Art SG 2023

12.01 - 15.01

Aotearoa Art Fair 2022

16.11 - 20.11

Sydney Contemporary 2022

08.09 - 11.09

Jonny Niesche, Michael Zavros, Len Lye, Fiona Pardington, Seung Yul Oh, Alicia Frankovich | Auckland Art Fair 2021

24.02 - 28.02

Not Another Art Fair | Auckland Art Fair 2021

24.02 - 20.04

Martin Basher, Whitney Bedford, Seung Yul Oh | Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020

01.10 - 31.10

Virtual Fair | Auckland Art Fair 2020

30.04 - 17.05

Fiona Pardington | Art Basel Hong Kong Kabinett 2020

19.03 - 21.03

Yuk King Tan | Crisis of the Ordinary | Art Basel Hong Kong Encounters 2020

19.03 - 21.03

Rebecca Baumann, Jonny Niesche, Gemma Smith | Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2020

13.02 - 16.02

Sydney Contemporary 2019

12.09 - 15.09

John Reynolds | Auckland Art Fair 2019

02.05 - 05.05

Paratene Matchitt, Gordon Walters | Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

29.03 – 31.03

Billy Apple®, Michael Zavros | Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2019

13.02 - 17.02

Rebecca Baumann, Len Lye, Seung Yul Oh, Michael Zavros | Sydney Contemporary 2018

16.09 - 13.09

Laith McGregor and Danie Mellor | So Long until we meet again | Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2018

25.01 - 28.01

Gordon Walters | Auckland Art Fair 2018

23.05 - 27.05

Billy Apple® | Auckland Art Fair Projects 2018

23.05 - 27.05

John Reynolds | Soap Box Symposium | Auckland Art Fair 2018

23.05 - 27.05

Fiona Pardington, Michael Zavros | Beyond Surface Affect | Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

29.03 - 31.03

Fiona Pardington | London Art Fair Dialogues 2018

17.01 - 21.01

Fiona Pardington and Michael Zavros | Sydney Contemporary 2017

07.09 - 11.09

Richard Maloy, Clinton Watkins | Video Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary 2017

07.09 - 10.09

Daniel Crooks | The Subtle Knife | Art Basel Hong Kong Film 2017

23.05 - 25.05

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

23.03 - 25.03

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017

26.01 - 19.01

Auckland Art Fair 2016

25.05 - 29.05

Grant Stevens | Auckland Art Fair Projects 2016

25.05 – 29.05

Richard Maloy | Yellow Structure | Art Basel Hong Kong Encounters 2016

24.03 - 26.03

Arnold Manaki-Wilson, Gordon Walters, Fiona Pardington | Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 

23.03 - 26.03

Michael Zavros | Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016

28.01 - 31.01

Sydney Contemporary 2015

10.09 – 13.09

Laith Mcgregor | Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary 2015

10.09 - 13.09

Michael Zavros | Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

15.03 - 17.03

Grant Stevens | Thinking Feeling | Art Stage Singapore 2015

22.01 - 25.01

Michael Zavros | Melbourne Art Fair 2014

13.08 - 17.08

Rebecca Baumann | Art Basel Hong Kong Encounters 2014

15.05 - 18.05

Gordon Walters | Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

15.05 - 18.05

Seung Yul Oh | Huggong (Variation 1) | Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary 2013

20.09 - 22.09

Grant Stevens, Clinton Watkins | Video Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary 2013

10.09 - 13.09

Auckland Art Fair 2013

08.08 - 11.08

Billy Apple® | THE IMMORTALISATION OF BILLY APPLE | Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

23.05 - 26.05

Sydney Contemporary 2013

10.09 - 13.09

Melbourne Art Fair 2012

02.08 - 05.08

Jin Jiangbo | Art Hong Kong 2012

17.05 - 20.05

Gavin Hipkins | This Fine Island | The Armory Film 2012

08.03 - 11.03

Martin Basher | The Armory Show 2012

08.03 - 11.03

Art Hong Kong 2011

26.05 - 29.05

Art Hong Kong 2010

14.05 - 17.05

Whitney Bedford, Jin Jiangbo, John Reynolds | Art Beijing 2010

29.04 - 02.05

John Reynolds | 1001 Nights | The Armory Show 2010

04.03 - 07.03

Grant Stevens, Peter Stichbury, John Reynolds | Art LA Contemporary 2010

28.01 - 31.01

John Reynolds | Table of Dynasties | Art Hong Kong 2009

14.05 - 17.05

Gavin Hipkins, Hye Rim Lee, Jae Hoon Lee and Grant Stevens | ShContemporary 2008

10.09 - 13.09

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04.06 – 08.06

Dane Mitchell | Conjuring Form | Art 39 Basel, Art Statements 2008

02.06 - 08.06