CURATOR Felicity Milburn ORGANISER Christchurch Art Gallery OTHER VENUES Christchurch Art Gallery, 23 July–22 November 2009 PUBLICATION essays Felicity Milburn, Lara Strongman, Jonathan Bywater, Allan Smith, Andrew Paul Wood, interview Sally Blundell, story Elizabeth Knox
Séraphine Pick’s is one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded painters. This show surveys her work made between 1994 and 2009—from the early spectral dresses, leaky baths, and teetering suitcases to the recent psychologically charged dreamscapes—to trace Pick's ongoing interest in memory, identity, sexuality, and imagination. There are over eighty paintings, and a selection of works on paper. The show unveils several new paintings.