A Continuous Line: The Art of Dennis K Turner
Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland University
Until March 1
Dennis Knight Turner is one of the almost forgotten New Zealand artists of the 20th century. His importance has occasionally been acknowledged over the years but now a new exhibition, A Continuous Line: The Art of Dennis K Turner curated by Richard Wolfe has provided us with an opportunity to fill in the missing pieces of the New Zealand art history jigsaw.
There are several artists in the history of New Zealand art who have had a significant impact on our art yet have been expatriates for most of their lives. Len Lye, Max Gimblett and Frances Hodgkins were significant internationally and also introduced aspects of international practice into New Zealand. Other artists like Graeme Percy were successful internationally but had little impact on the local art scene.
Turner, however, left New Zealand at the height of
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