Bardo of the Nectar Lovers - MARYROSE CROOK
An exhibition featuring new work by Maryrose Crook. Maryrose will attend the opening and will also give a talk and musical performance during the exhibition.
Maryrose Crook’s work transports you to a world of memory and nostalgia, where familiar objects are transformed. The themes she explores reference her life, perceptions and environment. The extinct New Zealand huia appears in several of her paintings and is dramatically featured in the large dress painting 'Prelude and Aftermath'.
New Zealand born, Maryrose has lived in Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour between various visits to the United States, where she and husband Brian tour regularly with their group The Renderers. She has regularly exhibited in both America and New Zealand. This is her first show in New Zealand in more than five years.
Maryrose Crook won the 2003 William Hodges Fellowship and Merit Awards in the 2005 Waikato Art Award and the 2006 Wallace Development Award. Her work is held in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, Germany an America.