Exodus
The End of Ordinary
      3 February – 18 March 2018

Exodus heralds a new chapter in the history of The Vivian, as it’s the first show curated by our Director, Scott Lawrie. With a hand-selected group of some of the most outstanding artists working in New Zealand and Australia today, it’s an experience designed to be both thought-provoking, sensational and inspiring. 

 
 
Iain Cheesman Signs of Earlier, 2012

Iain Cheesman
Signs of Earlier, 2012

 
 
 
Iain Cheesman Signs of Earlier, 2018

Iain Cheesman
Signs of Earlier, 2018

 

The exhibition focuses on the mass movement away from politics and religion as the traditional ‘meta narratives’ (or guiding principles) in our lives, and explores the role of art in re-connecting us back to our ‘place’ in the world. The hypothesis explored is a simple one: As we move away from these traditional frameworks, what are we moving towards?

 

Artists include:

Dan Arps
Iain Cheesman
Dale Frank
Virginia Leonard
Hugo Koha Lindsay
Fiona Pardington
Patricia Piccinini

 
Dale Frank Chinese Landscape 6 – Citibank, 2015 Courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery 

Dale Frank
Chinese Landscape 6 – Citibank, 2015

Courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery 

 
Virginia Leonard Night Nurse, 2018 Courtesy of Paul Nache 

Virginia Leonard
Night Nurse, 2018

Courtesy of Paul Nache 

 

This exhibition, supported with a powerful essay by Andrew Paul Wood, showcases recent work from a number of new and established New Zealand and Australian artists. 

Exodus is an exhilarating show that captures the sense of exploration, freedom, and hope that art can bring to our lives – and perhaps our very existence.

 
 
Fiona Pardington Jack Rahi, Nina Marie and the Huia, 2016 © Fiona Pardington. Fiona is represented by Starkwhite, Auckland

Fiona Pardington
Jack Rahi, Nina Marie and the Huia, 2016

© Fiona Pardington. Fiona is represented by Starkwhite, Auckland

 
Dale Frank Tel Aviv, 2018  Collection of Scott Lawrie 

Dale Frank
Tel Aviv, 2018

 Collection of Scott Lawrie 

 
 
 
 
Hugo Koha Lindsay Legal Tender, 2018 Courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery 

Hugo Koha Lindsay
Legal Tender, 2018

Courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery 

 
Dan Arps Seated Figure, 2017 Collection of Scott Lawrie Represented by Michael Lett, Auckland

Dan Arps
Seated Figure, 2017

Collection of Scott Lawrie
Represented by Michael Lett, Auckland

 
 
 
Patricia Piccinini Sphinx, 2012 Edition of 3 + 1 A/P  Image © Patricia Piccinini.

Patricia Piccinini
Sphinx, 2012

Edition of 3 + 1 A/P  Image © Patricia Piccinini.