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31 May 1991 —
30 June 1991

Richard Killeen:
Age of Fishes

Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991 (installation view).
Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991 (installation view).
Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991 (installation view).
Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991 (installation view).
Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991 (installation view).
Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991 (installation view).
Richard Killeen, Age of Fishes, 1980 (installation view). Acrylic lacquer on aluminium, 32 pieces.
Richard Killeen, Age of Fishes, 1980 (detail). Acrylic lacquer on aluminium, 32 pieces.
Richard Killeen, Chance and Inevitability (left side), 1982 (installation view).
Richard Killeen, Chance and Inevitability (centre), 1982 (installation view).
Richard Killeen, Chance and Inevitability (right side), 1982 (installation view).
Richard Killeen, Chance and Inevitability, 1982 (detail).
Richard Killeen, Dreamtime, 1980 (installation view). Acrylic lacquer on aluminium, 50 pieces.
Richard Killeen, Dreamtime, 1980 (detail). Acrylic lacquer on aluminium, 50 pieces.
Richard Killeen, Fish Years, 1980 (installation view). Acrylic lacquer on aluminium, 26 pieces.
Richard Killeen, Italo
Richard Killeen, Italo
Richard Killeen, Joaquin
Richard Killeen, Joaquin
Richard Killeen, Pooled Memory & Some Empty Fish, 1984 (installation view). Alkyd on aluminium, 20 pieces.
Richard Killeen, Pooled Memory & Some Empty Fish, 1984 (detail). Alkyd on aluminium, 20 pieces.
Richard Killeen, Regeneration, 1978 (installation view). Acrylic lacquer on aluminium, 4 pieces.

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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.’

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→ Richard Killeen: Age of Fishes, 1991, publication

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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