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Art Taipei 2018 Ocula Report Art Taipei 2018 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

'There is nothing more boring than the story of decline,' a journalist remarked at an art criticism panel I attended the evening before making the trip to see Art Taipei (26–29 October 2018). As I attended the opening night of Asia's oldest art fair, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, those words rang in my head. Wandering up and down...

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Charwei Tsai Ocula Conversation Charwei Tsai

Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai's memorising and compulsive writing of the Heart Sutra—a Buddhist scripture that distills the wisdom of impermanence—is at the heart of her practice. Over the past ten years, Tsai has moved from writing to drawing, photography, and film—a selection of which is being presented at the Centre for Chinese...

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Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? Ocula Report Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula

Drawn on paper by Oscar Chan Yik Long in gestural black ink strokes, Cupid (2015) greets visitors with a sinister toothy smile as they enter Para Site. The strikingly fearsome figure is positioned on the wall of the gallery's entrance, near one of Chen Dandizi's vertical neon tube lights, part of the series 'Tick Away' (2015), along which a...

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Judy Millar is one of New Zealand’s most internationally recognised artists. She represented New Zealand at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 and exhibited again at the 54th Biennale in 2011. Typically she exhibits large -scale expressive paintings, applying and erasing paint, and drawing attention to the surface and space of the picture plane.

The gestural and abstracted surfaces of Judy Millar’s art are both intensely physical and highly mediated structures, reflecting the paradox we face of inhabiting both corporeal and cognitive realms. Millar, a distinguished and internationally acclaimed artist, employs the processes of erasure—wiping and scraping paint off the surface of the work—to create visceral canvases that invoke a sense of the body. As the artist explains, “Without our body we don’t exist, this to me is our experience of the world and this is what paintings can directly address.” Millar’s painterly practice also incorporates various printing techniques and digital reproduction, which allow her to push the possibilities of scale by enlarging and exaggerating the painted surface. Through exaggerations of scale, her expressive paintings saturate the viewer and become commanding expressions of embodiment.

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Untitled by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarUntitled, 2017 Oil and acrylic on paper
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Untitled by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarUntitled, 2017 Oil and acrylic on paper
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Untitled by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarUntitled, 2017 oil and acrylic on paper
Gow Langsford Gallery Contact gallery
Untitled by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarUntitled, 2017 oil and acrylic on paper
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Lucifer (white and black version) by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarLucifer (white and black version), 2011 Acrylic and screenprinting inks on linen
270 x 200 cm
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Untitled by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarUntitled, 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas
180 x 130 cm
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Hollow Bones by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarHollow Bones, 2017 acrylic and oil on canvas
1800 x 1300 cm
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Sky Drop by Judy Millar contemporary artwork Judy MillarSky Drop, 2017 acrylic and oil on canvas
1800 x 1300 cm
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Contemporary art exhibition, Judy Millar, Studies in Place at Gow Langsford Gallery,
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8 August–1 September 2018 Judy Millar Studies in PlaceGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Judy Millar, Turning the World Inside Out: 30 Years a Painter at Gow Langsford Gallery,
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31 August–24 September 2016 Judy Millar Turning the World Inside Out: 30 Years a PainterGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Five Painters at Gow Langsford Gallery,
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12–23 January 2016 Group exhibition Five PaintersGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

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Judy Millar Ocula Conversation Judy Millar Artist, New Zealand

New Zealand artist Judy Millar has long been concerned with art’s relationship to the phenomenal and sensorial world. Her ambitious works test both the limitations and possibilities of traditional painting and sculpture. More than simply referencing art history, Millar’s captivating paintings and ‘space works’ invite the...

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New Zealand's official platform at the Venice Biennale began in 2001, and our formal representation was arguably already overdue at this point. There had been anomalous instances of New Zealanders exhibiting at the Biennale: Frances Hodgkins (she was meant to be in a group show representing Britain, though this was never realised because of World...

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In the past decade, acclaimed New Zealand artist Judy Millar's varied work has filled a German gallery with Technicolor tidal waves and unspooled wild brushstrokes across the walls of a Renaissance church for the 53rd Venice Biennale.Always a fan of an enveloping spectacle, her latest show Reverse Cinema at Sydney's Sullivan + Strumpf...

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Review: Judy Millar at Gallery Four Related Press Review: Judy Millar at Gallery Four EyeContact : 9 March 2015

As a piece of suspended sculpture, Millar's Gallery Four project up on the top floor alludes to an unfurling 'brushstroke', being a buckled strip made of thick laminated plywood that is painted. Like any strip this hefty band has two sides: one covered with a black and white pattern of dots and knobby protrusions that seem to reference...

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Judy Millar. Artist, home & studio, Waitakere, Auckland Related Press Judy Millar. Artist, home & studio, Waitakere, Auckland Freunde von Freunden : 3 July 2013

Setting out to design a house like a boat on the top of a cliff, artist Judy Millar purchased a plot of land outside Auckland on the west coast after graduating from art school. Upon four acres, her home, comprised of found industrial materials, overlooks the black sands of Anawhata beach. Known for its treacherous conditions, the beauty...

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