Oliver King: I am the man I am

28 November - 19 December 2020

 We're delighted to now represent Oliver King, and kick off with a show of new work in our new Grey Lynn space.

Oliver King - I am the man I am

I'm delighted to announce that we're now formally representing Oliver King - and kicking off our partnership with an outstanding show of new work on now from Thursday to Saturday, 11-5pm until 19th December.

I've been a massive fan of Oliver's practice since he graduated with a First Class MFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2018. Visually gripping, with cascading layers of nuance and meaning, Oliver's work primarily explores ideas of contemporary masculinity - and asks important questions about what it means to be a white pakeha male in the context of decolonisation, privilege and consumerism.

Are these elements of awareness enough to eventually disenfranchise the power hierarchies of race and gender? Or do our personal histories as men - more often than not shaped by our fathers - offer a far more honest foundation for empathy, healing and reconciliation through individual shared experiences of what it means to 'be a man' today?

The winner of numerous art prizes, Oliver's recent exhibitions include a solo installation at Sydney Contemporary with PAULNACHE (2019), New work, PAULNACHE, Gisborne (2019), and Kenny, Combs and Tribe, DEMO, Auckland (2016).