WHEN : 3rd May – 1st June / Opening 3rd May, 6:00pm
WHERE : SmallWorks Gallery
McLeod is one of New Zealands most respected painters. His recent large scale exhibitions at the Wellington City gallery and the Tauranga art gallery highlighted his relatively recent transformation from abstraction to full blown figuration.
His paintings are set on testing boundaries, more particularly the line between repulsion and fascination. The limits of painting and its relationship with the viewer are continually challenged. Wildly idiosyncratic yet formally and conceptually complex, his works often confound and unsettle, taunting their audience to look and think again, to work or laugh harder.
Image: Rob McLeod, True Kiwi Content, 2004, oil on plywood. Stephen A’Court Photography