The Fisher Gallery is exhibiting a series of ‘cut-out’ artworks by Auckland based artist Richard Killeen from Friday 31 May. The exhibition brings together works under the title Age of Fishes that will be displayed throughout the whole Gallery.
Frances Pound, an Auckland writer on the arts, stated ‘since 1978, when his major series, the cut-outs began, Killeen has been the most formally inventive and philosophically astute New Zealand painter of his generation. The pieces of the cut-outs are separate, free and uncomposed. They come to their buyer in a box. What can be made of the composition can be made of the pieces (of which none are more important than another) is left to the person who hangs them. A compositional democracy is established.’
→ Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991, publication