Séraphine Pick: assumed identities
The celebrated faces gracing two of the paintings in Séraphine Pick's Brooke Gifford Gallery exhibition late last year wore expressions that were hard to pin down. Defensive, evasive and devoid of their customary charisma, the only thing they clearly conveyed was their wish to be somewhere – anywhere – else.
Space Junk; Ms Pick, Seraphine; 1998; 99/1 on NZ Museums
Dream scape with many figures caught in situations reminicient of tales of erotica. Flesh coloured and translucent bodies hover on a night sky blue foundation.