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Meghan Geliza, Rebecca ter Borg & Malangeo: Misfits
July 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - August 5, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 18 July 2 – 3.30pm
Misfits is a group exhibition featuring three New Zealand artists who identify their practice as being in the Lowbrow/Pop Surreal space.
Lowbrow (also known as Pop Surrealism) describes a visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California area in the late 1970s. It is a broad term referring to artistic forms relating to popularist culture. Most art from this genre comprises paintings, but also includes collectible designer toys, digital art, and sculpture. Lowbrow’s main points of identification are its figurative focus, its cultivation of narrative and its strong valuing of technical skill and craft.
Meghan Geliza paints surreal worlds of swirling explosive colour, driven by the metaphysical and the whimsical. Her work references nature and recurring patterns in the universe, as commentary on our inherent connection with everything.
Rebecca ter Borg is a freelance illustrator based in Auckland. She works on a variety of commissions and illustration projects, exhibits around Auckland and draws on the street as part of the Quick Draw sketch gang. Her illustrations depict a quirky, dreamy and stylish alternative narrative to everyday life.
Artist and illustrator Malangeo creates wonderfully weird portraits of “creepy-cute” critters, macabre beasties and fragile floral beings. His work is a celebration of traditional oil painting techniques and contemporary Pop Surrealist style.