You are invited to join us to celebrate the opening of 'Jazz Plastic', an exhibition of paintings by Melbourne-based artist Rohan Hartley Mills. The title refers to the material plasticity of paint, alongside Neoplasticism and its promotion of pure abstraction. It also refers to the improvisatory impulse underpinning both jazz and gestural abstraction, where musical notes or brushstrokes are often made in immediate response to their predecessor, echoed in the way Bebop paralleled the rise of Abstract Expressionism. Similarly, Mills’ works exhibit an open-ended, unfolding quality. As both a fan and a critic of painting, his spontaneous strategies deconstruct its traditions and materials while testing new ways in which painting might operate.

Two Rooms Gallery

  • 16 Putiki Street
  • Auckland 1021