Double Dribble 2
02 Apr – 27 Apr 2019
“Gordon graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts with a BFA (Hons) degree in painting in 2015, yet her work has never rested easily within the singular realm of painting. Object-making and an intense interest in materiality are significant aspects of her practice. Revelling in the material qualities of oil and acrylic, her paintings frequently display exuberant impastos and gestural smears. In works such as Enter The Swamp (2017) and 1-3-1 Zone (2018) paint is laid down in thick swirling swathes that crack as they dry, creating pits and fissures. The gooey medium often seeps over the edge of the supports, distorting the lines of their rectilinear form; these painterly surfaces enthusiastically edge toward three-dimensionality.”
Barbara Garrie, 2018
Tyne Gordon was recipient of the Olivia Spencer Bower Award 2018. She was a finalist for the Molly Morpeth Canaday 2D award (2019) and The Parkin Prize (2015 and 2016). Gordon travelled to Iceland in 2016 after receiving the Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship. Recent exhibitions include Double Dribble at Ilam Campus Gallery, 2019, Pooling ‘Precarious Nature’, 2016, CoCA Toi Moroki, Water Park, 2017, Next Gallery, Christchurch and Croon, 2016, 30 Upstairs, Wellington.
The exhibition Double Dribble 2 at The National is the second of two parts featuring new work resulting from Tyne Gordon’s year as the 2018 Olivia Spencer Bower Awardee. The first, Double Dribble, was recently exhibited at Ilam Campus Gallery, Canterbury University.