Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Pataka Art + Museum: Sam Foley
Sam's solo exhibition at Pātaka presents a selected survey of his paintings with animated projections as they have evolved over the last eight years.
Moving Image Paintings: Past to Present. 29 Nov 2015 - 7 Feb
Opening Sunday 29 Nov at 2pm. Sam Foley will talk about his moving
image paintings in Pātaka's small gallery at 1.30pm.
Sam Foley's large painting of the nocturnal central city of Berlin
was much admired when it was exhibited at Pātaka in late 2013 among
the Wallace Art Awards finalists of that year. What visitors
enjoyed so much about this work was the extraordinary way Sam
managed to animate his meticulously rendered nocturnal image of
this historically significant European city by projecting spectral
points of light that move across its otherwise static surface.
The addition of such projections totally transforms what would
otherwise be static hyper-real interpretations of contemporary
urban night scenes into something mysterious and otherworldly.
Ghostly evocations of the head and tail lights of cars, trucks,
busses and trains travel along otherwise deserted nocturnal
Sam's solo exhibition at Pātaka presents a selected survey of his
paintings with animated projections as they have evolved over the
last eight years. Most are urban nocturnes but there is also a work
from 2010 of the Otira Gorge in which the sparkling water cascades
down the canvas. The most recent works feature landscapes from the
Based in Dunedin, Sam exhibits internationally, with works placed
in a number of public and private collections. Over the last decade
he has been a regular visitor to Europe, exhibiting with projects
throughout Europe, and Scandinavia. He was the recipient of the
2013 Kaipara Foundation Wallace Arts Trust Award, which included a
four month residency at Altes Spital, in Switzerland.
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