Drop in to Fox Jensen McCrory from 5-8pm as part of ART LATE, presented by Karangahape Road and Ponsonby Road, to experience current exhibition Umbra after hours.

Allen is a romantic, and though colour and its emotional manipulations have only recently re-entered his vocabulary, the dominant material that he works with, graphite on linen, is ripe for atmosphere, for welcome uncertainty. As a material it needs to be coaxed and finessed into life, very much by hand – and eye. For all their apparent formality Allen’s works are the product of touch and fine judgement. Matthew’s best works remind me of the way that American painter Winston Roeth describes working with colour. You must “keep the pigments moving, caressing them until they lift (off)”. Though the graphite appears, like Judd’s raw aluminium, to be implacable, under Allen’s guidance it begins to kindle, offering up traces of light and reflection.

For the second edition of ART LATE, Karangahape Road and Ponsonby Road have teamed up to present Auckland’s largest concentration of art galleries in Aotearoa.

Tour 26 galleries between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday 2nd November; explore an array of exhibitions, take part in life drawing installations, listen to artist talks, and discuss the meaning behind your favourite pieces… all while enjoying a complimentary glass of SOHO WINES finest.

All welcome and free to attend.
ART LATE coincides with First Thursdays on Karangahape Road. LEARN MORE HERE.


  • Thu 02 Nov


  • 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm


  • 10 Putiki Street
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 1021