Join Two Rooms for the opening of two exhibitions, Gretchen Albrecht's Between gesture and geometry and Selina Foote's sisters, daughters.

One of New Zealand’s preeminent abstract painters, Gretchen Albrecht has achieved wide renown as a consummate colourist. Over the course of her distinguished career, that now spans several decades, she has continued to pursue the depths of the medium, focusing on an experiential intersection of colour, movement and form. This exhibition at Two Rooms, Between gesture and geometry is timed to celebrate the release of her forthcoming monograph of the same title (Between gesture and geometry, Luke Smythe, Massey University Press, 2019) and presents an inspired selection of her most recent work.

The new suite of paintings by Selina Foote, sisters, daughters, draws on a series of historic artworks by 19th century female artists. Featuring four large-scale paintings that draw on the work of Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Eva Gonzales, Foote reworks the organic forms and gestural brushwork of her source material to accentuate their underlying geometric architecture. Referring directly to the subjects of the original paintings –who were the sisters and daughters of Morisot, Cassatt and Gonzales– the title of the exhibition is also an indirect reference to Foote’s own artistic genealogy; a homage to these three earlier Impressionist painters.

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