Hydrangeas 1, 2017 by Derek Henderson $4500 / $6000 framed Started within the Mercy Mercer series of 2008, Derek Henderson’s ongoing series of Hydrangea works have been much admired and collected. Melanie Roger Gallery has six new works on show, each a mass of hydrangea in pink, purple and blue capturing the transitory nature of the flower and its short season. Through repetition and scale, Henderson transforms the everyday into explorations of colour and abstraction. Giclee digital print on Archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper. Edition of eight in two sizes Melanie Roger Gallery, 444 K Rd, Newton.
Jets to Cape Reinga by Colin McCahon Est. $20,000-$25,000 One of the works for sale on August 7 as part of Mossgreen-Webb’s Paintings & Contemporary NZ Art auction. Charcoal drawing. Signed and dated May 5:73. 350mm x 415mm. Mossgreen-Webb's, 23-25 Falcon St, Parnell.
Hope by Eva Llorens $1400 The series of beds presented in this collection by Eva Llorens allows people to tell stories of their own. The capacity of evocation and the ability to take you on an inner journey is what motivates Eva to paint, and the interpretations of her paintings are always personal. Oil on board. 300 x 300mm. Railway Street Studios, 8 Railway St, Newmarket.
Purple Heaven, 2017 by Max Gimblett $2600 unframed / $3275 framed New Zealand artist Max Gimblett has a number of new works at Gow Langsford Gallery, either unique or in editions of two or three. Of the collection, he says, “The tondo is as significant and classical as the sun and the moon. Time is circular, there is no beginning and no end. These colours, this light, is of the South Pacific, our home.” Edition of 3, signed, titled and editioned in pencil. Screenprint on paper. Unframed 965 x 965mm. Gow Langsford Gallery, 26 Lorne St, Auckland Central.
Mystery in Pink by Sarah Dolby $12,500. The intricate paintwork of the skin tones, eyes, hair, hands and fabrics in this work show impressive technique. The subject is presented as a contemporary woman of strength and complexity whose emotions are barely contained behind her mask. Oil on linen. 80 x 65 cm. OrexArt, 15 Putiki St, Arch Hill.
Variation (1) 2017 by Scott McFarlane $2200. A visual and aural magpie, Scott McFarlane litters his work with references to history, art history, politics and poetry. Headlines in the newspaper, conversations with friends, and radio interviews also make their way into his artwork. Oil on board. 420 x 324mm. Whitespace, 12 Crummer Rd, Ponsonby
Interior by Justin Summerton $4500. Justin Summerton is a New Zealand surrealist painter of dreamscapes that feature domestic interiors such as beds, couches, tables and windows, which transcend into soothing rolling hillsides, soft waves breaking on the shoreline or expansive skyscapes with sculptured cloud formations. Oil on canvas. 77 x 76cm. Warwick Henderson Gallery, Level 1, 255 Broadway, Newmarket.