Art For Sale 01/06/17

We look at some of the best artworks in our favourite galleries this month

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Shou Sugi Ban by Kathy Barber, $5900. Memories, images and experiences express themselves in calligraphic swoops that aim to open up conversations about chaos and calm. Oil on linen 120 x 95 cm. Orexart Gallery, 15 Putiki St, Arch Hill.

The Neilson Chair by Neils Neilson, $660. Dubbed the Neilson Chair after its creator, carpenter Neils Neilson, this piece is made from swamp kauri and recycled French oak wine barrels. Made in his Auckland workshop, the chair is “warm to the touch and sanded to perfection”. Monterey Art Gallery. 5 Cook St, Howick

Over and Over, 2017 by Lisa Rayner, $2200. Lisa’s work is an ongoing study of the plasticity of paint through continual re-imagined and re-experienced painted spaces. She draws on the perceived connection we feel with “place” and hopes to find new connections within the medium and through the act of painting. Oil on paper (framed). 490 x 550mm, Whitespace. 12 Crummer Rd, Ponsonby.

Church, Taumarere, Northland, April 24, 2017, by Laurence Aberhart, $4500. Coinciding with the Auckland Festival of Photography, celebrated New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart is showing a new collection of works focused on his beloved Northland, which he first photographed a lot more than 30 years ago. “Now I am stopping and spending time to look and absorb. And, trying to catch what I feel is the essence of the ‘The North’ in its ordinariness,” he says. Silver gelatin photograph. 200 x 250mm, Gow Langsford Gallery, 26 Lorne St, Auckland Central

Nga Huia (Tiki) by Robyn Kahukiwa, $2500. Robyn is an artist, with a body of work that has established and benchmarked an evolution in the development of traditional and contemporary Maori art. 30 x 40cm. Warwick Henderson Gallery, Level 1, 255 Broadway, Newmarket

The Anne Coney Collection. Auction: July 6. Anne Coney has been a regular presence at gallery openings, auctions and events in Auckland for nearly 40 years and has shaped one of the most exciting, idiosyncratic and directional collections in the country. Pictured are works by Dale Frank, Jeff Koons, Seung Yul Oh and Samantha Mitchell in the lounge of Anne’s Parnell residence. Art + Object, 3 Abbey St, Newton

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