A New Zealand-born artist of Samoan and European descent, Graham Fletcher is interested in Pacific colonial history. Referencing visual and material cultures of Samoan and European heritages as well as objects that are found in the Pacific collections of museums throughout New Zealand and Europe, Fletcher’s paintings reflect his interest in the collection and display of Pacific ethnographic material. In his paintings, Pacific ethnographic material is placed within modernist interiors, in what he describes as a kind of ‘lounge room tribalism’.
Fletcher completed a Doctorate of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2010. Since 1997, he has exhibited throughout New Zealand and abroad, including in Future Primitive at Heide Museum of Modern Art (2013) and the 7th Australia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (2012). Fletcher’s work is held in major collections including at the National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, University of Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.
GRAHAM FLETCHER AT THE AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL
As part of the Auckland Arts Festival and in association with Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, the Gus Fisher Gallery at the University of Auckland presents The Third Space: Ambiguity in the Art of Graham Fletcher.
The Third Space will survey works from across Fletcher’s oeuvre, demonstrating how he harnesses the ambiguous to bring together Pasifika culture and European art history in a cultural limbo.
The exhibition runs from 2 March until 28 April 2018, with the opening held on 1 March 2018 from 5.30pm. No RSVP necessary.
Image: Graham Fletcher, Untitled (Sun and Moon), 2015
GRAHAM FLETCHER AT GLEN EIRA CITY COUNCIL GALLERY
Graham Fletcher's paintings are included in Home at Glen Eira City Council Gallery. Curated by Diane Soumilas, the exhibition explores the private realms of the domestic spaces we inhabit, personal and cultural identity, relationships, history and memory.
The exhibition will be on display from 2 March until 2 April 2017.
Image: Graham Fletcher, Spirit rooms (yellow II), 2017
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