Symphonic Sights

Published: Tue 9 Feb 2010 12:42 PM
3am Banger – Jesse Watson
Symphonic Sights
Feb 12 – March 6
Symphonic Sights at the Southern Cross Artist Gallery spotlights new work from Jesse Watson and Dan Wilkinson, brought together as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2010.
Both artists have developed unique ways of portraying the pulse and patterns found within their environments, acknowledging and capturing the rhythms found behind the scenes. These two artists are each presenting a series of paintings synchronised by energies often unseen.
Jesse Watson graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2002 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in painting. Since then he has spent time painting in Melbourne, London, Salzburg and Amsterdam. He recently returned to New Zealand in August to his forth solo show with Seed Gallery in Newmarket, Auckland. Watson has been selected as a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards each year from 2006 to 2009.
Dan Wilkinson graduated from The Learning Connexion in 1999, studying under respected artist Robert Franken. Since 2000 he has taught alongside Franken at The Learning Connexion as a senior drawing tutor. Wilkinson has been an active part of the wellington art scene over the last ten years, showing his own work as well as organising and curating group exhibitions. In 2009 Wilkinson sent two works to America as part of a show with American artist Patrick Kemal Pryor. His studio is situated at the Nautilus Studios in Owhiro Bay.
To explore this visual symphony, visit The Southern Cross on Cuba Street anytime during the Wellington Fringe Festival. Preview opens 6pm Thursday 11th February. The show will run everyday till the festival ends on the 6th of March.
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