Terry Stringer

25 October – 19 November 2014

terry-stringer

Terry Stringer

Looking Back (four views) 58cm high bronze

"We are susceptible as humans to seek out faces and figures in what we are looking at. I enjoy the immediacy of the transformation between images of people on different sides of the same sculpture. The shock of the shift, here implying the boy remembers the woman."

about the artist

Looking Back and Other Stories
Opening Tuesday 28 October 6-8pm
25 October – 19 November 2014

Put two subjects together in an artwork, and they conjure a narrative. As my work involves adding contradictory aspects to a sculpture, there are constant reminders going through my mind of other times and other art.

In a way, every exhibition is a collection of such stories. In this editing there is an S shaped idea that is the format for most of the tales told here. These are tales with a twist.

Terry Stringer 2014

Terry Stringer is a leading New Zealand sculptor. He trained at Elam School of Fine Arts graduating with Honours in 1967 and in the following years received virtually every significant scholarship and award available to New Zealand artists. In the late 1970s he was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Scholarship three times.

He is a key figure in the history of art in New Zealand, a sculptor with an established reputation. This was acknowledged in 2003 when he was the recipient of the country’s national honour, the ONZM (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit). His signature works have become synonymous with high profile public sites throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand, including The Risen Christ in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square, his Grand Head in Wellington. He has just completed The World Grasped for Newmarket, Auckland.

In addition to public and private sculpture commissions, Terry Stringer has been involved in various theatrical projects. Downstage Theatre, Wellington commissioned him to design sets and costumes for Cabaret, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet for Images of Desire.

Throughout his career Stringer has exhibited extensively, with solo shows in Auckland, Sydney, Los Angeles and London. He lives and works at his sculpture park Zealandia, north of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr Robin Woodward
Department of Art History
University of Auckland

  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Reliquary Head 50cm high bronze
    "A woman’s head is seen as two columns. Between them is the outline of a figure. This work suggests that the memories contained in one’s thoughts are like the body fragments placed in a reliquary."

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Reclining Male Nude 2008 bronze 12cm high
    "The human body gains expression with every formal treatment, here shaped into a pyramid."

    about the artist
  • Terry Stringer

    Tobias & the Angel (view 1) bronze 59cm high
    "Fragments of a story stacked together, like pieces of different sculptures found assembled. Memories that overlap each other."

    about the artist
  • Terry Stringer

    Tobias & the Angel 59cm high bronze

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    The Annunciation bronze 240cm high including 38cm base

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Love of Land of Love 2014 (view 1) bronze 12cm high
    "A recumbent figure is also a face, and is fingers, when seen from other directions. The shapes made by the body in repose are echoed in our response to land forms."

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Love of Land of Love 2014 (view 2) bronze 12cm high
    "Here a recumbent figure is also a face and is fingers when seen from other directions. The landscape shapes made by the body in repose echoes our response to land forms."

    about the artist

  • Terry Stringer

    Woman Between Past & Future (3 views) bronze 235cm high incl base 38cm

    "A sculpture with three images, the figure of a woman stands looking over her shoulder. Her body to the front becomes a head close up. Her shape at the back is the silhouette of an absent face."

    [ There are also 2 bronze marquettes for this sculpture, 34cm high & 52cm high ]

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    WELL DONEDONE WELL 2014 bronze 12cm high (two views)
    "The audience and his applause. A pick up and turn over piece"

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Four Images of the Annunciation 2014 Bronze 89cm high

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Head of McCahon as a Small Chapel 2014 bronze 34cm
    "New Zealand’s painter prophet, remembered as a teacher who kept his own motivation very much to himself."

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Growing in the 1960's (view 2) 2014 bronze 53cm high
    "A tribute to Modern English Sculpture, enjoyed at art school in the mid twentieth century."

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Growing in the 1960's (view 1) 2014 bronze 53cm high
    "A tribute to Modern English Sculpture, enjoyed at art school in the mid twentieth century."

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    ART AND NATURE STUDY bronze 225cm high

    about the artist
  • terry-stringer

    Terry Stringer

    Francis Bacon 30×20×25cm bronze

    about the artist


website design all-sorts website designs for art galleriesall-sorts websites