Colour and Time

Helen Dean Solo Show

 Showing 7th - 19th June 
Opens Friday 7 June, from 5pm - everyone os welcome to join us.

With this series Helen continues her exploration of colour, texture & line. Building up multiple layers of paint & wash, through beautiful movement of her brush, the work reveals pockets of complexity, translucent planes & painterly marks. A continuous student of colour, form, and how paint works, Helen is a firm believer that you never stop learning. 

In making the paintings, Helen has become increasingly aware of the temporal nature of the process; not just the time taken to make the work but the way time seems to stop or speed up, the way thoughts, recollections shape & reshape the work. Her intuition primarily guides her hand—she enjoys the freedom to respond to any happy accidents, contributing to the natural and uninhibited nature of her paintings.

Helen reflects on her process as being absorbed in the act of painting. The body moves forward but the mind moves back & forwards in time, personal memories reflect fleeting thoughts & places in an endless loop. Time moves on & the paint become a snapshot of a 1000 moments.

This exhibition opens on the back of a very exciting recent project for Helen - she was commissioned to make a significant collection of original works for the suites at Skycity’s new Horizon Hotel. Helen has also worked with Juliette Hogan on a colab and featured in much loved New Zealand interiors magazines. When you view Helen's work it is easy to see why her work is so loved on so many levels.

"Colour & Time” is Helen's first solo exhibition, after a very successful joint show in 2022.

ONLINE PRESALE: If you are visiting this page for the online presale - please note this is for a selection of works from this collection. Pieces showing as sold include those purchased during the in gallery presale,that was available with limited spaces.

If you are wanting us to ship outside of New Zealand please select "Pick up in gallery" and we will send you a shipping price, that will be payable once the artwork is ready to send.

All artworks will be available for delivery or collection once "Colour & Time" closes.

The entire collection will be online from 6.30pm, Friday 7th June and any unsold pieces will be available for purchase from then on.