between heaven & earth II
tony lane

Although relatively straightforward in their iconography, the Between Heaven and Earth series is rich in the art historical lineage it evokes. Reference is made to early Italian Renaissance landscape painting, to the works of Colin McCahon with both natural and supernatural connotations, and to the exacting art of coastal profiling from Cook to Charles Heaphy. Lane also references another tradition of painting, that of the Maori artists who adapted European conventions of representation in their decoration of marae and churches serving Te Kooti’s Ringatu religion.

Lane says, ‘They seem to me to be some of the best paintings to be made in Aotearoa/New Zealand in the nineteenth century … I’m trying to make paintings on similar lines, connecting what can be seen, our own context, to a larger idea of the immutability and beauty of the natural world, the need to connect with this world and bring it into a new sort of consciousness before it’s too late’.

Between Heaven and Earth II offers paintings which, while unique to their maker, allude richly to the complex heritages to which a New Zealand painter is subject by living and working fully immersed in the here and now.

Edited from an essay by Peter Simpson

Catalogue

NZ Arts Review

Between Heaven and Earth, Tarawera (2019/20) oil on gesso panel 920 x 1845mm $28,000

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Whanarua (2019/20) oil on gesso panel 640 x 1188mm $22,000

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Halo, Galatea (2019) oil on gesso panel 935 x 1020mm $15,500

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Day and Night and Day (2019/20) oil on gesso panel 875 x 1815mm $28,000

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Into The Night (2019) oil on gesso panel 280 x 335mm $5,000

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Looking Towards The Promised Land (2019) oil on gesso panel 640 x 650mm $9,500

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Red Plain, Kaingaroa (2019) oil on gesso panel 335 x 355mm $5,500

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Rising Up (2019-20) oil on gesso panel 640 x 638mm $9,500

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Portrait in a Dark Night with Moons (2019) oil on gesso panel 1245 x 635mm $22,000

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Vision Of Snow (2020) oil on gesso panel 330 x 290mm $5,500

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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