22 August – 10 September 2017
“Rees is a painter of mystery. Her vision is of a light that is alternatively soft, moody, milky and mysterious, one that shines on mystery and deepens it.
Rees does not paint from drawings – nor does she prepare a preliminary sketch. She paints instinctually and as the mood takes her. The format of each canvas and the story behind it evolves as the painting happens.”
— Don Abbott 2017
Elizabeth Rees, ‘I Paint’
Elizabeth Rees ‘I Paint’ by Don Abbott, published 2017, is a beautifully illustrated hardcover book, which is a unique mix of biography and art history.
Don Abbott, Auckland–based writer and editor of Art New Zealand, surveys Rees’ career from her first exhibition in 1991 through to her latest exhibition ‘Light’ – opening at ARTIS Gallery 22 August 2017.
Both artist and author will attend the launch at ARTIS Gallery.
240 pages, colour, over 250 paintings illustrated
310 x 310 mm, landscape, hardcover
Published RF Books 2017