Ray Ching: Aesop’s Kiwi Fables (2013)

Ray Ching: Aesop’s Kiwi Fables (2013)
Ray Ching: The Barrel of Good Things (2012)
Ray Ching: The Crab in the Paddock (2012)
Ray Ching: The Leaves in the Wind
Ray Ching: The Little Fish and the Penguin (2012)
Sat 16 Feb 2013 to Wed 13 Mar 2013
Aesop’s fables have resonated in every spectrum of society & have been retold many times. Now internationally renowned painter Ray Ching gives them a distinctly New Zealand theme.
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Milford Galleries Dunedin 18 Dowling Street…
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Ray Ching, best known internationally for his startlingly realistic paintings of birds, has given Aesop’s fables and tradition an entirely new location and cast. Now, the anecdotes and fables are told by the inhabitants of New Zealand, mostly birds and in this way Ching is retelling, reinventing and re-imagining them inside the cultural context, flora and fauna of this place. This exhibition of eight works from the forty seven paintings completed (and featured in the accompanying book) demonstrates Ching’s rare visual dexterity; an astonishing mastery of disparate, complex elements; and a stylistic panache that effortlessly connects the riddle of each fable to the surreal, allegorical depiction established.

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Jacqui info@milfordhouse.co.nz (03) 477 7727

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Milford House

8 Feb 2013