Exhibitions

Glen Hayward I don’t want you to worry about me

Starkwhite is pleased to present I don’t want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People, a project produced by Glen Hayward during his Rita Angus Residency in 2012 and exhibited at the City Gallery Wellington and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu’s project space in 2013.

Hayward is known for his sculptures of everyday, mass-produced items. Carved from wood and painted exactly as they were as found objects, they masquerade as the real. Aaron Lister, curator of Hayward’s exhibition at the City Gallery Wellington, says: “Hayward’s acts of making, re-making and re-presentation variously render these objects and the world they belong to strange, hilarious or threatening. These objects are returned to the world, but now as simulations that perfectly replicate the original yet are devoid of any utilitarian or functional purpose they might once have held. Hayward’s practice endlessly upsets our relationship to the things that surround us, disrupting those divisions we make between art and lived experience.”

With his solo exhibition I don’t want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People, Hayward turns his hand to the cubicle spaces of the white-collar worker. However, this is not just any cubicle, but a faithful recreation of the iconic office scene from The Matrix, in wood. The film’s Mr Anderson has clocked out, but leaves behind those lingering questions about what is real and what is illusory, between virtual experience and physical experience, individual agency and social control, issues that flow through The Matrix and Hayward’s practice.

Glen Hayward completed his doctoral dissertation at Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2005. Recent solo shows include: I don’t want you to worry about me I have met some Beautiful People, City Gallery Wellington and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu(2013); Mirrorworld, McCahon house open studio, Auckland Arts Festival (2011); For want of a nail, Tauranga Art Gallery (2011); The Island of Wen, Alties Spitel, Solothurn, Switzerland (2011): and Live Transmission, Starkwhite, Auckland (2009).

Group shows include: The Obstinate object, curators Aaron Lister and Abbey Cunnae, City Gallery, Wellington (2012); Collected fictions, curators Kim Paton and Gareth Williams, Waikato Art Museum (2012); Debuilding, curator Justin Paton, Christchurch City Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu,Christchurch (2011); Song of the woods, curator Greg Donson, Sarjeant Gallery Wanganui (2011); Call Waiting, curator Alexa Johnston, Auckland City Art Gallery (NEW), Auckland (2010); F is for fake, curator Emma Bugden Te Tuhi, Pakuranga (2009); Woodwork, 5 Artists working in wood, curated by Greg Donson, Sarjeant Galley, Wanganui (2008); Reboot, The Jim and Mary Barr Collection, curator Justin Paton, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Christchurch Art Gallery and Wellington City Gallery (2006-2007); and Vanishing point: representing the invisible, curators Jim Barr & Mary Barr, Starkwhite,Auckland (2005).

Recent Awards and Residencies include Four plinths sculpture project Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Wellington Sculpture Trust award for Rita used to grow her own vegetables (2012); Rita Angus Fellow (2012); McCahon House Residency, Titirangi (2011); and Kaipara Foundation Award, Switzerland Residency, Wallace Art Awards, Auckland (2011).

Located in New Zealand on Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a programme of artists’ projects, solo shows by represented and invited artists, independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new music and other interdisciplinary practices.

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Exhibitions

Current

Upcoming

Past

Layla Rudneva-Mckay | I Roll

15 February 2022 - 19 March 2022

Fiona Pardington | Tarota

16 November – 18 December 2021

Fiona Pardington | Tarota Preview

5 October – 7 October 2021

Jan van der Ploeg | The Other Window

17 August – 12 October 2021

Laith McGregor | Second Wind

3 July 2021 – 7 August 2021

Richard Maloy | Maternal Routine

3 June - 19 June 2021

The Auckland Art Fair 2021

24.02 - 28.02

Will Cooke | Every Wall Is A Door

15 January 2021 - 13 February 2021

Whitney Bedford - Bohemia

Seung Yul Oh: Horizontal Loop

John Reynolds: RocksInTheSky...

For Pink Pussycat Club | as part of THE BILL

Fiona Pardington | Childish Things

Seung Yul Oh memmem

Rebecca Baumann Once More With Feeling

SIGNALS

The Armory Show 2010 | 1001 Nights
an installation by John Reynolds

Art LA Contemporary 2010

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

Jonny Niesche | Poikilos | 17 November - 22 December

GEMMA SMITH - Thin Air

SLIPPERY PAINTING

Performative Geographies

Sampler 2020

Gordon Walters: From the Archive

Richard Maloy

Rebecca Baumann: New Work

Jan van der Ploeg | The Other Window | 17 August to 12 October

the artists in conversation, The Estate of L. Budd et al.

Art of Wine

Billy Apple® and Tāme Iti: Flagged

Clinton Watkins

Yuk King Tan

Sampler 2019

TIKI: Orphans of Māoriland

AM/PM/AM

BILLY APPLE® is N=One

Ani O'Neill

Laith McGregor | Second Wind | July 3 - August 7

Alicia Frankovich

Martin Basher: Untitled

The Estate of L.Budd_et al.

Gavin Hipkins: Block Units

John Stezaker: Collages

Grant Stevens - The Mountain and the Waterfalls

Gordon Walters

Sampler

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Len Lye: Love Springs Eternal

Richard Maloy | Things I have Seen

Michael Zavros | The Silver Fox

Martin Basher | Devil at the Gates of Heaven

Daniel von Sturmer, Luminous Figures

Martin Basher | Hawaiian Tropic

Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle

John Reynolds 2017

BIll Henson | 1985 -2021 | 21 May - 19 June

On the Grounds

Billy Apple

Beyond Landscape

John Reynolds | WalkWithMe...

Laith McGregor | Swallow the Sun

Matt Henry | Analogues

Daniel Crooks | Vanishing Point

Material Candour 2016

Fiona Pardington | 100% Unicorn

Layla Rudneva-Mackay: Running Towards Water

Martin Basher Birds of Paradise | 13 April - 14 May

Clinton Watkins | lowercase

Whitney Bedford 2016 | Lost and Found

Alicia Frankovich | The Female has Undergone Several Manifestations

Fiona Pardington | The Popular Recreator

Gavin Hipkins | Block Paintings

Gordon Walters: Gouaches and a Painting from the 1950s

In Motion

Laith McGregor | Somewhere Anywhere

Starkwhite Queenstown | New Location

TOTEM | A Starkwhite exhibition curated by Mary Morrison

Group Show

Martin Basher | Jizzy Velvet

John Reynolds BLUTOPIA

Gavin Hipkins Erewhon

Grant Stevens Hold Together, Fall Apart

Michael Zavros Bad Dad

Not Another Art Fair | 24 February -3 April

THE ANALYSIS OF BILLY APPLE®

Layla Rudneva-Mackay

Lovers

Glen Hayward I don't want you to worry about me

Matt Henry High Fidelity

Richard Maloy All the things I did by Richard Maloy

Li Xiaofei

John Reynolds Vagabondage

Clinton Watkins Frequency Colour

BAZINGA! curated by Robert Leonard

Starkwhite Queenstown 29 January - 26 February

Whitney Bedford: This for That

Jin Jiangbo: Rules of Nature

Martin Basher

Billy Apple®: $9,020 AND $5,750 TOP UPS

Jim Speers Long Days

Ross Manning: Field Emmissions

Peter Peryer Edition

Jae Hoon Lee Antarctic Fever

Greetings from Los Angeles curated by Brian Butler

Seung Yul Oh HUGGONG