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The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass

~ 6 July – 25 August 2019

Rupert Herring

~ The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass

~ Rupert’s work is well-known and well-loved ~ And in this, his first solo show at The Vivian ~ you’ll see a marked progression in both style ~ and influence

Elements from Greek and Roman architectural forms contrast with personal explorations of New Zealand landscapes in a range of woods; all sustainable and mostly salvaged.

You’ll see hints of Rupert’s interest in Victorian and Edwardian design and architecture, especially as this was the principal visual language of the early colonial settlers. But it's the purity and character of the material itself that continues to provide so much inspiration and exploration for Rupert as an artist.

As the artist says, “It never seems to be a case of what to make, the work is continuous and flows, each piece feeding off the last. I find it fascinating when the material seems to transcend itself, continually providing moments of epiphany and excitement. I hope that the work can exist both in its own space and through time, rather than being eroded by it.”

Either way, it is work that will stay alive and breathing for many years to come.

~ Downloads for this show

Rupert Herring
Rupert Herring

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Learn more about Rupert Herring in their Artist Profile.

VIV-1772

'Aintree' , 2019

Cedar
90 x 760 x 90mm

VIV-1768

'All That Glisters' , 2019

Cedar, 23 carat gold leaf, paint
90 x 910 x 90mm

VIV-1766

'Circa 1877' , 2019

Kauri
65 x 760 x 65mm

VIV-1763

'FOLLY' , 2019

Cedar, Varanasi silk, paint
260 x 1270 x 260mm

VIV-1759

'Kingpin' , 2019

Mixed timbers (salvage architectural pieces)
260 x 3465 x 260mm

VIV-1765

'MEROS' , 2019

Kauri
840 x 840 x 160mm

VIV-1755

'New Order #2' , 2019

Salvage cedar
80 x 850 x 80mm

VIV-1756

'New Order #3' , 2019

Rimu, kauri
70 x 900 x 70mm

VIV-1757

'New Order #4' , 2019

Salvage cedar
60 x 610 x 60mm

SOLD
VIV-1758

'New Order #5 ' , 2019

Salvage cedar
150 x 320 x 150mm

VIV-1773

'New Order #6' , 2019

Kauri, rimu
100 x 2230 x 100mm

VIV-1776

'New Order #7' , 2019

Cedar
170 x 340 x 170mm

VIV-1777

'New Order #8' , 2019

Cedar
80 x 280 x 80mm

VIV-1771

'T.I.O' , 2019

Cedar, imitation velvet
110 x 850 x 110mm

VIV-1764

'The Leaning Tower of Balustrade' , 2019

Kauri
230 x 840 x 230mm

VIV-1762

'TURANGAWAEWAE ' , 2019

Mixed salvage timbers with cedar table.
1900 x 720 x 720mm

VIV-1779

'TURANGAWAEWAE 2 ' , 2019

Mixed salvaged timbers with cedar tables.
1900 x 1020 x 720mm

SOLD
VIV-1770

'Twist Ah Luck' , 2019

Cedar
125 x 1490 x 125mm

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