Alexi Willemsen

Water, Is Taught by Thirst

3rd Feb –
20th Feb 2021

OPENING EVENT: Wednesday 3 February, 5.30 - 7.30pm

New work by Australian based New Zealand emerging painter Alexi Willemsen.  Her paintings are quiet odes that contain shards of stories. The inhabitants of these works  materialise, shimmering and vulnerable within uncertain landscapes. Fragments of events can be glimpsed through fractured, diaphanous painterly surfaces. These surfaces, gently constructed from layer upon layer of individual brushstrokes create veils or milky filters through which one can glimpse this painter’s fleeting observations. Overall, what is captured again and again is a dreamy ambiguity, an ethereal play between opacity and transparency, solidity and atmosphere, permanence and incertitude.

NOTE: The gallery will be closed for Waitangi Weekend 6-9th February inclusive.