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04 May 2013 —
29 September 2013

Bepen Bhana:
Postcards from the edge

Bepen Bhana, Aishwarya Me Abhishek i Ngā Tiritiri-o-te-Moana / Aishwarya Aur Abhishek Yaya Daksini Alpsa par (Aishwarya and Abhishek in the Southern Alps), 2013. Oil on canvas. 1200mm x 1800mm. © Bepen Bhana, photo by Sam Hartnett.
Aishwarya Me Shahruth i Te Roto o Tekapo / Aishwarya Aur Shahruth Jhila Tekapo par (Aishwarya and Shahruth at Lake Tekapo), 2013, oil on canvas, 1200mm x 1800mm, © Bepen Bhana
Bepen Bhana, Akshay Me Katrina i Te Wairere i Piopiotahi / Akshay Aur Katrina Milford Avaza Jala Prapata par (Akshay and Katrina in Milford Sound Waterfall), 2013, oil on canvas, 1200mm x 1800mm, © Bepen Bhana
Bepen Bhana, Deepika Me Akshay i Kura Tawhiti / Deepika Aur Akshay Kila Pahada par (Deepika and Akshay at Castle Hill), 2013, oil on canvas, 1200mm x 1800mm, © Bepen Bhana
Bepen Bhana, Salman Me Preity i Aoraki / Salman Au Preity Aoraki/Parvata Bavaraci par (Salman and Preity at Aoraki/Mount Cook), 2013, oil on canvas, 1200mm x 1800mm, © Bepen Bhana
Bepen Bhana, Shahid Me Priyanka i Te Tāheke Hukahuka / Shahid Aur Priyanka Huka Jalaprapata par (Shahid and Priyanka at Huka Falls), 2013, oil on canvas, 1200mm x 1800mm, © Bepen Bhana

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A solo exhibition by Auckland-based artist Bepen Bhana exploring the history of New Zealand’s landscape in painting and as a backdrop for Bollywood films. Bhana’s series of photorealist paintings appropriate both the content and technique of Western European painting and Bollywood film posters to engage with the politics of representation and place. By providing bilingual artwork titles in Te Reo Māori and Hindi, Bhana also pays respect to Tangata Whenua and investigates the possibility for a sense of tūrangawaewae to be developed for immigrants.

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