OPENING EVENT: Tuesday, 23 May, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Originally commissioned by and exhibited at The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington in 2017, ‘Coffee Perhaps’ features works by ERICA VAN ZON that have been inspired by one of New Zealand’s first art dealers, Helen Hitchings. Her influentual Bond Street gallery in Wellington was open from 1949-1951 and sold works of art by New Zealand artists such as Colin McCahon and Toss Wollaston as well as ceramics, textiles and modernist furniture.
Van Zon’s Wellington studio looks directly into Hitchings’ old apartment. Inspired by Hitchings’ pioneering and personal style Van Zon’s new suite includes works on paper, silk, glass, leather, linen and ceramics.