Roger Mortimer
South Poetic Party
26 February - 30 March 2013
2013-02-26 - 2013-03-30
In this exhibition, Roger Mortimer continues his distinctive investigation of maps and cartographic conventions. As with all maps, his paintings are a means of communicating information about place. But here the information is subjectively and somewhat surrealistically selected. Imagery derived from history, mythology, classical painting traditions, flora and fauna, contemporary life and even the artist's own interior dreamscapes, collides with more conventional map drawings. The result is resonant, new narratives of place that speak equally to geography, history and fantasy. Mortimer's title South Poetic Party suggests both the poetic way his work operates and the current direction of the gaze of the Auckland based artist - many of the works engage with maps of the Wellington region.

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Miramar
2012
Roger Mortimer
ink and acrylic lacquer on canvas, 900 x 1520 mm

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Miramar
2012
Roger Mortimer
ink and acrylic lacquer on canvas, 900 x 1520 mm

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The Capital of the Colony
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 650 x 1010mm unframed

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The Capital of the Colony
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 650 x 1010mm unframed

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South Poetic party
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 904 x 1100 mm

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South Poetic party
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 904 x 1100 mm

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Canis Major
2012
Roger Mortimer
ink and acrylic lacquer on canvas, 1500 x 1200 mm

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Canis Major
2012
Roger Mortimer
ink and acrylic lacquer on canvas, 1500 x 1200 mm

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Bounty Hunter
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 980 x 790 mm

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Bounty Hunter
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 980 x 790 mm

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Kapiti
2012
Roger Mortimer
ink and acrylic lacquer, 1010 x 1010 mm

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Kapiti
2012
Roger Mortimer
ink and acrylic lacquer, 1010 x 1010 mm

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Porirua
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 1083 x 1078mm

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Porirua
2012
Roger Mortimer
Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308GSM, 1083 x 1078mm

SOLD
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