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From the Balcony: Alan Pearson at the Opera

Sunday 19 April 2015, 3:33PM
By Leon Aarts
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EXHIBITION DATES: 21/04/2015 to 10/05/2015

From the Balcony: Alan Pearson at the Opera


Sanderson Contemporary Art
+64 9 520 0501
Osborne Lane / 2 Kent Street
Newmarket / Auckland / NZ

This exhibition represents a selection of paintings and drawings made during Alan Pearson’s sojourn in southern Italy and London in the 1980s. The opera series was exhibited in New Zealand in 1986-87 after which they were placed in storage. In London Pearson ventured into the Royal Opera house, Covent Garden to draw the interior. For him to unite his two loves, painting and opera, was ideal subject matter. In England and Italy Pearson re-visited beloved painters from the Baroque and Rococo periods, those influences, combined with his natural vibrant Expressionism, inspire this series of bravura paintings