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Cornered (Gregor Kregar, 2004)

Matthew 12/12, and Dog (Ceramic by Gregor Kregar, 2004)

Matthew 12/12, and Dog (Ceramic by Gregor Kregar, 2004)

What we see goes as two titles at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre: 72 items entitled “Matthew 12/12” and one entitled “Dog” — ceramics by Gregor Kregar, an artist who works in Auckland and Berlin. (In case you need help with cryptic biblical quotes: “How much then is a man better than a sheep?”) The colourfully attired sheep also appeared in various places (among them A&P shows) as an installation of 12 live sheep in knitted wollen jumpers inside a picket-fence pen.

Gregor Kregar is represented by Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. Check out the gallery website and the artist’s personal website for an overview of his wideranging work.

(I did not count the sheep, I took the number from the label. Maybe you want to check if one has gone missing. Could be a case of Matthew 18?)

Immersive Echo (Gregor Kregar)

Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

At the end of our walk through the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition the clouds finally disappeared completely, and as we sat down at the Cable Bay Vineyards we enjoyed a briliant afternoon. The vineyard itself also hosted a small sculpture show, amongst them this glistening work by Gregor Kregar, entitled “Immersive Echo” (we have previously shown his flock of cornered sheep at the TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre).

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Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

Reflective Lullaby (Gregor Kregar)

Taking on the Gnomes

Taking on the Gnomes

These two shiny gnomes are by Gregor Kregar (we have seen his Immersive Echo yesterday, and his flock of cornered sheep at the TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre). They are entitled “Reflective Lullaby”.

Made from marine grade stainless steel, they will set you back NZD 20,000 a piece. At Headlands Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke Island (January 28 to February 20).

Part of the enjoyment of art exhibitions is “people watching”. In the solemn setting of museums, this has to be practiced with due restraint. By contrast, open-air events can be much more in your face, camera at the ready.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

Pavilion Structure (Gregor Kregar)

Pavilion Structure (Gregor Kregar)

Pavilion Structure (Gregor Kregar)

Like almost every Aucklander as well as the passengers of three cruise liners in port on the day, we went to the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition on Waiheke Island on Wednesday last week (Waitangi Day). As the ferry entered Matiatia Bay, we could see this interesting building on the ridge of the headland.

A very orderly structure from the distance, the impression is one of chaos and fun as one approaches.

Complete with swings that were always in use, it is built from recycled timber, to contrast with the minimalist modern dwellings that can be found along the trail.

Gregor Kregar is an artist with wide-ranging talents. Some of his work appeared on this blog before. This piece won the Lexus Premier Award of the exhibition.

Fun in the Pavilion

Fun in the Pavilion

The Chaos Inside

The Chaos Inside

Oko 3 (Gregor Kregar 2002)

Oko 3 (Gregor Kregar 2002)

Oko 3 (Gregor Kregar 2002)

One of the sculptures at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower in the city. Gregor Kregar is a sculptor living in Auckland and Berlin, with a wide range of artistic expression. Some of his work has appeared on this blog. “Oko” means “eye” in Slovenian, Gregor Kregar’s country of origin.

Shelter Structures (Gregor Kregar, 2006)

Shelter Structure I (Gregor Kregar, 2006)

Shelter Structure I (Gregor Kregar, 2006)

These sculptures by Gregor Kregar are on display in the grounds of the TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre. Constructed from acrylic sheet and aluminium – almost all faces being triangles.

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More works by Gregor Kregar on this blog – one of them is a piece in which all faces are triangles.

Shelter Structure II (Gregor Kregar, 2006)

Shelter Structure II (Gregor Kregar, 2006)

Shelter Structures (Gregor Kregar, 2006)

Shelter Structures (Gregor Kregar, 2006)

Thinker 3 (Gregor Kregar, 2012)

Thinker 3 (Gregor Kregar, 2012)

Thinker 3 (Gregor Kregar, 2012)

He stands about 2 metres tall. Gregor Kregar’s Thinker 3 with its shiny stainless steel exterior contemplates the green of the trees, reflects in the glass of Te Uru.

We have shown more of Gregor Kregar’s work on these pages.

Thinker 3 (Gregor Kregar, 2012)

Thinker 3 (Gregor Kregar, 2012)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

This work by Gregor Kregar consists of four cloud-like forms arranged between Totara Health and the McCrae Way carpark in New Lynn’s Merchant Quarter. It illuminates a narrow alleyway leading from the library to the New Lynn Train Station. A lot of discussion was had when the sculpture first appeared, centering on the phallic aspects of the piece and on the budget.

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Yellow Construction 2002 (Graham Snowden)

Yellow Construction 2002 (Graham Snowden)

Yellow Construction 2002 (Graham Snowden)

A sculpture by Graham Snowden by the entrance to the PwC tower, downtown. Nearby is Gregor Kregar’s “Oko 3“.

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