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HERE I give Thanks

~ 19 October – 1 December 2019

Wayne Youle

~ HERE I give Thanks

~ We’re delighted to welcome Wayne Youle ~ to The Vivian for his first ever solo show with us ~ in conjunction with Suite Gallery in Wellington.

Fitting for someone about to embark on a McCahon residency, the title of this show directly references McCahon’s 1961 painting, ‘Here I give thanks to Mondrian’. In a world where it can sometimes feel everyone is only in it for themselves, Wayne thought it was refreshing to see such an open and honest homage.

The 2019 powder-coated steel works in this show are just that – various homages. However – as always with Wayne’s work – there is an undercurrent of mischief at play. From sublime references to his artistic heroes, to far more intimate nods to his family, there are layers in these references that are both pointed, and equally humorous.

Wayne (born 1974 in Titahi Bay, Porirua) is a New Zealand artist of Ngapuhi, Ngati Whakaeke and Ngati Pakeha descent. His bicultural heritage is reflected in his work, addressing issues of identity, race and the commodification of cultural symbols. Youle's work is held in many national museums, public galleries and private collections. He lives and works in Amberley, New Zealand.

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Wayne Youle
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Learn more about Wayne Youle in their Artist Profile.

VIV-2010

'This is the best i could do with what i had.' , 2015

laser cut, powder coated 10mm aluminium. Edition 6/6 available
170 x 350 x 170mm

VIV-1975

'A flamboyant piece of work' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. Edition 3/3
440 x 650 x 270mm

VIV-1984

'A Flamboyant Piece of Work.' , 2019

Laser cut, powder coated 10mm aluminium. Dimensions in detail: Sculpture 1816mm x 1320 mm. Oval base 1350mm x 760mm Edition 1/1
1350 x 1816 x 760mm

VIV-1981

'A small operation' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. Edition 2/3 and 3/3 available. Table included.
535 x 670 x 245mm

VIV-1977

'For the man that (appears) to have everything' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. Edition 2/3 and 3/3. Table included.
700 x 1120 x 350mm

VIV-1980

'I was thinking about you just the other day… when suddenly' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. 2/3 and 3/3 available. Table included.
710 x 740 x 375mm

VIV-1974

'If you hold still, take a deep breath and everything will be alright (he says with shaking hands)' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. Edition 3/3
560 x 870 x 560mm

VIV-1976

'No matter the weather' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. Edition 2/3 and 3/3. Table included.
430 x 600 x 430mm

VIV-1983

'The Crack Up' , 2019

Laser cut, powder coated 10mm aluminium. Dimensions in detail: Sculpture 1805mm x 1255 mm. Rectangular base 1987mm x 700 mm. Edition 1/1
1255 x 1805 x 700mm

SOLD
VIV-1982

'The crack up' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. (all editions sold)
800 x 600 x 300mm

VIV-1985

'This is the best I could do with what I had.' , 2019

Laser cut, powder coated 10mm aluminium. Dimensions in detail: Sculpture: 1872 mm x 900 mm. Oval base 1220mm x 900mm Edition 1/1
900 x 1872 x 900mm

VIV-1979

'Wishful thinking (I dreamt Guston picked me up for college)' , 2019

Powder coated silhouette cut steel. Edition 2/3 and 3/3 available.
700 x 1170 x 350mm

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