My General Art News Update
Elena Goldberg of Showspace Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona, has invited me to exhibit monoprints of the Colorado and Rio Grande river systems in a show opening in August which also features two other well-known Arizona artists, Rachel Wilson and Judith Walsh. Rachel Wilson was recently an artist in residence in New Zealand. In October, Elena will take my work to Prague (where she was from originally) to represent me there. I have just received the contracts from her.
Denise Bryce, Bryce Gallery, Christchurch, has agreed to represent me. This is great, because I was with Fishers gallery, which recently closed down, leaving me unrepresented in Christchurch. Initially I am to produce two large river system drawings in ink on canvas. These will be of the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. She will also take a range of my limited edition prints, including the Braided Rakaia print.
I have donated two artworks to the Ruamahanga Health Trust Charity Art Auction to be held in Martinborough this Sunday 31 May. The auction is to help fund the new medical centre there. Many well known New Zealand artists have donated work to be auctioned, including Gretchen Albrecht, Grahame Sydney, Tim Wilson, Robin White, Gary Tricker, Ian Hamlin, Jane Kellahan and others. My Cape Palliser Lighthouse print is to be auctioned along with a cubist painting 'Fishing at Castlepoint'. More information about this auction is available at the Martinborough Star.
Tom, a verse novel by Mark Pirie which I illustrated and designed the cover for several years ago, has just been published. I was always very pleased with this cover and hoped that someday it would be published!
Here is a brief introduction to the book from Mark Pirie:
Timon Maxey’s artwork features in Wellington poet and editor Mark Pirie’s new book, Tom. Both the cover and illustrations are by Timon.
Tom is a verse novel set in Wellington during the mid-’90s.
Poet, critic and anthologist Harvey McQueen writes that: ‘[Tom] a post-modern pastiche of many literary forms, about a struggling young Generation X student in Wellington in the 1990s … the ideas are stimulating. They give me glimpses into how Generation 'X'ers think and move. Tom writes an essay on Hopkins. ‘Gerard Manley Hopkins wasn’t around to hear the blues or the beat of a drum machine but some useful comparisons can still be made.’
Tom is available from Unity Books in Wellington (price $30.00), or can be ordered direct from Mark Pirie ([email protected])