Star Gossage

Kingfisher Blue / Kikorangi Kotare

02 -27 September 2014

“When beginning a painting, Gossage doesn’t know whether it will become a portrait, be filled with birds or a still-life arrangement – the images that emerge are created by the pigments themselves … This conjuring act means that the images we see are a map of the subconscious moment. Perhaps this is why some works have a precarious quality oscillating on an edge of success or failure, but this tenuousness contributes to their charm … What is critical is to translate the moment, because this is where her honesty and integrity lie. Implicit in the image are its meanings – all the viewer has to do is be still for a while and absorb them.”

“Maps of Memories: the art of Star Gossage”
Lisa Reihana
ART NEW ZEALAND #118, Autumn 2006

Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Star Gossage
Kingfisher Blue / Kikorangi Kotare
September 2014
Installation View

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Star Gossage
Kingfisher Blue / Kikorangi Kotare
September 2014
Installation View

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Star Gossage
Kingfisher Blue / Kikorangi Kotare
September 2014
Installation View

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Star Gossage
Kingfisher Blue / Kikorangi Kotare
September 2014
Installation View

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Star Gossage
Kingfisher Blue / Kikorangi Kotare
September 2014
Installation View

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Star Gossage
Matariki
2014
oil on board
800mm H x 1200mm W (frame)
COLLECTION AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

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Star Gossage
Atea
2014
oil on board
1200mm H x 800mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Piki Te Ora
2014
oil on board
850mm H x 750mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Kikorangi Kotare
2014
oil on board
450mm H x 600mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Puriri Pipiwharauroa
2014
oil on board
395mm H x 400mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Seeing the Unseen
2014
oil on board
405mm H x 290mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
My Name is Star
2014
oil on board
1200mm H x 800mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Your Place in the Sky
2014
oil on board
650mm H x 600mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Manu Ao
2014
oil on board
400mm H x 400mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Be Still, Your Hands Are Like Birds
2014
oil on board
600mm H x 445mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
All the Little Birds in my Garden
2014
oil on canvas
710mm H x 910mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Girl of Morning
2014
oil on board
300mm H x 250mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Girl of Evening Blue
2014
oil on board
295mm H x 245mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION