Simone Rosenbauer – Courtesy of Sanderson Contemporary

The Art of February

Relish the deliciousness of summer. Grab the ice in your spritz with your teeth and revel in the sensation of it trickling down your throat. For these are the days, the slow, hazy, half-speed days of our beautiful summer. Indulge in them, absorb them, make them last.

As always, Aotearoa’s creative industry is in-tune with this season and offers visual morsels which your soul can carry throughout the year.

Simone Rosenbauer – Courtesy of Sanderson Contemporary

Simone Rosenbauer – Like Ice in The Sunshine II

At Sanderson Contemporary, Newmarket | 29 Jan–22 Feb

Originally from Germany, internationally acclaimed artist Simone is currently based in Sydney. The winner of numerous national and international awards, her work in this exhibition captures the essence of summer via brightly coloured images of partly melted ice-blocks. A perfect memory that we can all relate to.

More info: sanderson.co.nz

Grace Baider – Recent Painting

At Melanie Roger Gallery, Karangahape Road | 29 Jan–22 Feb

Emerging painter Grace Bader lives and works in Auckland. Her colour palette in recent paintings is savoury in nature, with a paint application evocative of smoothing cream cheese onto toasted sourdough. If summer alfresco dining is your thing, with its dips and hummus, served in earthenware, wiped clean by hungry fingers, then Baider’s work is likely to appeal.

More info: melanierogergallery.com

Grace Bader – Courtesy of Melanie Roger Gallery
Martine Gutierrez, Indigenous Woman, 2018. (c) Martine Gutierrez; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York

Group show – Queer Algorithms

At Gus Fisher Gallery, Shortland Street CBD | 14 Feb–2 May

The first half of February is all about Auckland Pride when the region will be sparkling with all the colours of the rainbow. Auckland’s Pride festival is jam-packed with community activities, events and exhibitions. Queer Algorithms features artworks by groundbreaking artists never seen before in Aotearoa, working in the mediums of video, installation and internet art.

More info: gusfishergallery.auckland.ac.nz