The NZ in MackeNZie | Aug 4 – 31
The last Exhibition @ 4 Hobson Avenue.
The gallery will be closing after this current show, Sharp Frames is not taking on any more work for the time being, as we are having to look for new premises again, due to rent increases. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If anyone can help find Peter new premises for his framing workshop, please call him on 027 405 9908.
Now Open Tuesday – Saturday or by appointment 021 1634478
Edward Mackenzie works mainly with ‘found’ objects – old and new manufactured objects, to create unique sculptural art. His work has a strong design element with references to humour, allegory, or history. Chosen material often evolves into a series of artwork, for example: PIANO WORKS using piano parts; OARACLE using sculling oars; PYROTECHNICAL using matches and matchboxes.
The Artist was born in Los Angeles in 1937, raised in Connecticut, attended Ogunquit (summer) School of Painting, and Parsons School of Design NYC. He graduated from Cooper Union School of Art in 1960 and he worked as a freelance Illustrator and Designer, and for Alexei Brodovitch in New York.
Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship 1966-68, Edward Mackenzie studied at the Royal College of Art in London. As a part-time Art Lecturer in England, he continued freelance work for a variety of clients including Milton Keynes Corporation, Observer Magazine, Penguin Books, Polydor Records, and Jaeger in Paris.
Mackenzie moved with his wife and young family to New Zealand in 1982. Awarded a Creative New Zealand Arts Council Grant in 1989, he established a reputation for his Assemblage work and exhibited extensively in that country.
In 2002, Edward moved back to Richmond Maine, converting an old Store into a Studio and Art Gallery to create and exhibit 3D Assemblage Art.
He now lives in Stoke-on-Trent UK, but still visits New Zealand yearly to keep in touch with family living here.
Read the article below on Edward July 30th 2014:
The exhibition of MacKenzie’s ATA series of NZ prints and Assemblages opens in Kerikeri August 4th . If you have not seen Edward’s work before, you are in for a treat !
An assemblage work.
Some of the Ata print series, framed and unframed, limited editions of 50, signed by artist. Order your print at the gallery.
We encourage schools to bring their their pupils, this is a brilliant and inspiring exhibition for developing impressionable young people !
In the Stockroom:
Laurence Aberhart, Minhal Al Halabi, Ludek Adamek,Robin Anaru Anderson, David Barker, Chris Booth, Lee Brogan,Alex Caminiti, Beverley Cox,Herb Foley, Frank Habicht, Fran Leitch, Scott McFarlane, Rachel Miller,Jane Molloy-Wolt, John Papas, Kate du Plooy, Julia Reinholt, Marlene Roberts, Raewyn Smith, Bill Sellers, Kathy Shaw Urlich, Daniel Unverricht , and others…
Works by gallery artists, http://www.kaanzamaan.co.nz/artists/ for more details
Our video of the ANZAC exhibition at Kaan Zamaan ,2015 .
Call 021 1634478 to view by appointment outside gallery hours.
For framing consultations, SHARP FRAMES is open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm.
Our fundraiser last year “WE CARE” .
The total amount raised so far is just over $12 780 ! The money was passed on to Kia Ora Gaza, to help with medical supplies for Gaza. THANK YOU everyone for your generosity, it was an AMAZING effort, let’s hope we bring just a little relief to some of these desperate children’s lives. Some $300 also went to Save The Children.
A view of the opening night, thank you Sophi Reinholt for the video.