ZIMMERMAN ART GALLERY

 

Current Exhibition

  • October 2020 - GOLD - a group exhibition

    For the month of October 2020, ZIMMERMAN heralds the release of a book celebrating Paul Dibble's sculptural practice over the past decade.

    To mark the launch, this month's exhibition brings together work by Fran and Paul Dibble with art work of other artists represented by the gallery.

    Each work in this month's exhibition reflects the undeniable allure of GOLD.

     

    "Paul Dibble X – A Decade of Sculpture" is a new book that covers a period of around ten years of Paul’s sculptural practice, from 2010 to 2020. 

    “The publication provides a description of some larger commissions from this period but also gives an indication of the scope of Paul’s practice; a practice that does not tidily fit into the predicted trajectory of an artist biography, due to Paul’s appetite for many aesthetic forms and myriad ideas as to what art can be." - Fran Dibble

    One distinctive body of work covered in the book is Paul’s gilded kowhai works, where 24 carat gold sheet is fixed onto bronze flower petals to mimic the golden blooms as they appear in the New Zealand bush. The book’s designer took up this theme, using gold foil throughout the publication on chapter headings and endpapers, making this new book an artwork in its own right.

    Paul is not the only artist to employ gold in his artworks. For the month of October, ZIMMERMAN brings together work by Fran and Paul Dibble with that of other artists represented by the gallery … each portraying, in their own way, the beauty, preciousness and allure of GOLD.

    Exhibition runs until 31 October 2020