Ideas of abstraction
New York’s Esso Gallery in Chelsea’s West 26th Street, is holding a second solo exhibition by Auckland artist Julian Dashper. Titled The Abstract Office, the exhibition is a broad survey of Dashper’s work from 1992 to 2007, featuring both sculptures and paintings. According to Esso Gallery, “Dashper’s work focuses on the histories, theories and more general or popular ideas of abstraction … The geographical positioning of New Zealand globally and how this country receives and disseminates visual information is also a core subject in [his] work.” Dashper’s work was recently the subject of a major retrospective exhibition, curated by Christopher Cook and David Raskin, that toured America’s midwest. The Abstract Office show at Esso Gallery runs from May 24 to June 23.