Tuesday March 20th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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CAN-e-News Wednesday 14 March 2018

We warmly invite you to attend a very special double opening this Friday at 5-7pm. Brendan Gage and Dali Susanto are two talented local artists who have been working like machines producing work that, by Friday, will fill the Small and Main Gallery spaces with vibrant colour at the CAN.

Brendan Gage; ‘Semantics of Semiotics’; the meaning of reading.
Brendan Gage examines the relationship between text & image and how the viewer interacts with it; ‘When we view art, we all have a personal interpretation of what we observe and what that means to us. The work contains my own semiotic viewpoint, but would find it abhorrent to impose these onto any others analysis.’ Brendan’s work delves a little deeper, with interesting results. Come and meet Brendan and be the first to see what he’s been up to!  (photo is a detail from his painting ‘The Narrative’)

Learn to Love Again; Recent work by Dali Susanto
Dali Susanto lives in Hawkes Bay, but originates from Indonesia. His large canvases and works on 3D are a heady mix of in-your-face colour and dynamic design, inspired by his cultural background, relationships and family. Dali’s parents and other family members own Batik galleries and he grew up surrounded by artists. He was named after Salvador Dali in hope that he would follow along the same footsteps and become an artist.

Dali produces bold paintings and designs, usually using acrylics. He has continued to expand on his creativity, painting on different media such as old saws and chairs, as well as canvas.

Since moving to New Zealand in 2007 Dali’s career as an artist has taken off and he has held several exhibitions in Hastings and Napier, as well as in the Taupo Museum. He also paints murals, and intends to continue growing and expanding as an artist, and is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
Dali has had several exhibitions at the CAN so it feels like his second home now! Come and have a chat with him, enjoy the visual feast and some refreshments while you’re here!

You can also vote for your favourite 2018 Seaweek Driftwood Sculpture while you’re here, and enjoy the creations that are on display in the foyer for the month of March. All the pieces were created by local entrants to the competition, young and old, and so far they have been attracting a lot of visitors! There are People’s Choice prizes for the most popular so make sure you cast your vote.

Also don’t forget to purchase your “Mad March’ raffle ticket to win one of Gary Brooks’ wonderful glowing orbs. How lucky do you feel? You’ve got to be in to win, so use up your loose change and purchase a $2 per ticket, or $5 for three. Tickets are for sale at the main desk in the foyer, with all proceeds supporting the CAN.