ARTISTS Irene Ferguson, Arie Hellendoorn, Douglas Stichbury CURATOR Jessica Scott
Three Wellington painters play off the medium’s illustrious history. Irene Ferguson’s dark portraits feature disfigured and contorted characters. Douglas Stichbury works—from which the show takes its title—incorporate motivational slogans and art-history references. Arie Hellendoorn’s paintings may be eclectic in style, yet each seems to have begin its life as a portrait.