Saturday 13 August 2011

Final Day.

      TARRED & feathered closes today.

Thanks to everyone that saw the show and everyone that helped us out and supported us; Premier Print, Pernod Ricard, Phantom Billstickers, Speedy Signs Downtown and Craig (for a great space to do it all in).

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CHRIS DENNIS                blog
KARLEY FEAVER           blog

Friday 5 August 2011

Opening Night.

Apologies for the lack of posts. Things have been pretty hectic and we are only half way through the fair. You can find some photos of our opening night at Arts Diary. Thanks a lot to Sait for coverage of the event.

Just a reminder : We are still open everyday from 11am - 7pm until  August 14th.

Monday 25 July 2011

Counting the days

It's not long until we open the show...we're counting the days (5 more to go - and 6 until the opening reception). We have been busy organising things for the space, how the set up will go, dropping fliers around Auckland and the Phantom Billstickers Posters are now being seen in certain locations in Auckland.

We're also looking forward to Auckland Art Fair. We have our tickets! As with most of those attending, we are keen to see what will be shown this year and attend some of the speaking events they have planned.

Tarred & feathered - Phantom Billstickers Posters in Auckland

Monday 18 July 2011

TARRED & feathered and Premier Print Services Ltd

We would like to say thanks to the team at Premier Print Services for kindly providing the fliers/invitations for TARRED & feathered. We are extremely happy with the finished product and would highly recommend their services.  Check out their website for more information about what they do HERE

14 West Street
Phone: 09 356 0626

Sunday 10 July 2011

TARRED & feathered on Facebook

If you haven't found us on Facebook yet, follow the link HERE and "Like" our page.

Artist Spotlight: Chris Dennis

Chris Dennis grew up in, England. He studied natural history illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and this classical training is evident in his current therianthropic work.  After completing his BA (Hons) at the University of Wolverhampton he relocated to the United States, and in 2000 earned his MFA from the University of Art in San Francisco. In 2010 after a period in Berlin, Chris made Auckland his permanent home. He has exhibited in the UK, Germany and across the United States.

  My paintings are perhaps best described as ‘Narrative expressionism’ or ‘internalized portraiture’. The stories behind these ‘Therianthropic’ pieces have been carefully obfuscated and invite the viewer to create their own narrative, bringing to mind facets or emotions that maybe more difficult to confront if not disguised behind a mask. 
Phone: 021 172 9842

Chris Dennis, Grey

Artist Spotlight: Karley Feaver

Karley Feaver grew up in New Plymouth and is now living in Auckland.  She works across a range of disciplines including painting, sculpture and taxidermy. In 1997, Karley spent 2 years at Wellington School of Design studying Industrial Design, before moving to Auckland to study 3D design at Unitec.  Karley has exhibited throughout New Zealand and her works are held in private collections in the UK, Australia, Russia and New Zealand.

  My works offer a vision of a world where fantasy and reality merge into infinite possibilities, uncertainty, and wonder.  Themes such as life, death, beauty, restriction and escapism are explored, sometimes from moments or happenings I experience in my life.  My use of taxidermy can evoke powerful emotions and inspire our morbid curiosity surrounding death.  Representations of humans are introduced in the form of dolls and the choice of animal is deliberate and used as a symbolic reference to the themes I explore in my work.
Phone: 021 828 226

Dreaming, Dead or Remembering by Karley Feaver - Taxidermy Canary, Wood - 2011