Miranda Parkes
zoomer
2021-03-18 - 2021-04-17
We are delighted to present Miranda Parkes' first solo exhibition in Wellington .

Her exhibition zoomer brings together works made on, and in response to, various substrates. Paint has primacy and colour is the star and is foregrounded - here glorious fluro colours, golds and silvers are applied to timber pallets, book pages, Perspex and found materials. With not a stretched flat canvas in sight, the artist talks to painting as a discipline - exploring and dismantling its histories, its motifs and its objectness - the title, zoomer, also a playful reference to the human need to create periods, categorise and historicise.

Twenty small paintings made on pages from an old book are central to zoomer and were the starting point for the show. Parkes began the these during the lockdown, when, unable to go to her studio, she had to work at her kitchen table. As these are made in response to each page from a book about French painting, the pallet works are made in response to the 'typography' of this relief object's surface.

In zoomer she plays with depth, layering, surface and substrate disrupting conventions to deliver on her intention to offer viewers "a clear-minded, joyful and reflective space."

Parkes joins the gallery with an impressive pedigree: more than 20 solo exhibitions, over 50 group exhibitions and numerous awards and residencies including the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, the Olivia Spencer Bower Award, a Tylee Cottage artist residency and the William Hodges Fellowship.


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Installation view 1
Installation view 1
sweet spot
2019
Miranda Parkes
gold and silver foil on Perspex
200 x 200 mm

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sweet spot
2019
Miranda Parkes
gold and silver foil on Perspex
200 x 200 mm

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quicksilver
2019
Miranda Parkes
gold and silver foil on Perspex
1100 x 1300 mm

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quicksilver
2019
Miranda Parkes
gold and silver foil on Perspex
1100 x 1300 mm

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zoomer
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm

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zoomer
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm

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new balance
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm

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new balance
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish on compressed wood pallet
1300 x 1100 x 150mm

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time traveller
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
time traveller
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
bodice ripper
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
bodice ripper
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on stainless steel
375 x 255 mm
Installation view 4
Installation view 4
hot mess
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on found artwork
505 x 400 mm

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hot mess
2019
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and silver foil on found artwork
505 x 400 mm

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Installation view 3
Installation view 3
Sunset in the Auvergne (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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Sunset in the Auvergne (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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all my christmases (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
all my christmases (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
Avenue de l'Opera (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
Avenue de l'Opera (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
divine timing (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm

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divine timing (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm

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Eliza (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm

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Eliza (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm

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Fete in a Park (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
Fete in a Park (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
FRENCH PAINTING (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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FRENCH PAINTING (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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la de Dada (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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la de Dada (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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RIOT (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
RIOT (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
screensaver (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
screensaver (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate

370 x 300 mm
Seated Woman (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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Seated Woman (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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swansong (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
swansong (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
sweet victory (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
sweet victory (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
The Box at the Theatre (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
The Box at the Theatre (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
The Third-class Compartment (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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The Third-class Compartment (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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threenager (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
threenager (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
Young Spartans at Wrestling Practice (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
Young Spartans at Wrestling Practice (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
your first rodeo (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
your first rodeo (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm
etc (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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etc (exploded book: French Painting)
2020
Miranda Parkes
mixed media: gold & silver foil, collage elements, acrylic, varnish on photogravure book plate
370 x 300 mm

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sinner
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and bronze foil, varnish on canvas
1070 x 1100mm

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sinner
2021
Miranda Parkes
acrylic, gold and bronze foil, varnish on canvas
1070 x 1100mm

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Installation view 5
Installation view 5