The Space Between
Opening 2pm Saturday 20th February 2021
Open February 20th to 21st March 2021
Herb Foley has been exhibiting landscape paintings throughout New Zealand from 1976. Since leaving Christchurch he has concentrated his art-making on the lush Northland bush, from his home base in Kerikeri.
Art critic T.J. McNamara pointed to the painterly and the philosophical in reviewing earlier work. For those who walk the tracks of our bush this exhibition will be an experience they recognize immediately: it is the truth of experience more powerful than the camera.
Village Arts is thrilled to exhibit this bold, colourful, joyous work. Herb’s concern for the abundance of nature projects through layers of close, tactile foliage, through deep structure, to barely glimpsed magical fragments. He has defined this heightened experience of the New Zealand landscape so that the work is at once familiar and yet startlingly new.