A Personal Perspective
Four years in the making, the exhibition, Frances Hodgkins – A Personal Perspective, scheduled to open at Jonathan Grant Gallery in November 2022, will feature a collection of original watercolours and gouaches by Frances Hodgkins. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensively researched catalogue with essays by Mary Kisler, Curator Emerita at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Jonathan Gooderham, Director of Jonathan Grant Gallery.
With a career that spans fifty-six years, Frances Hodgkins was amongst the avant-garde of her generation. During her time abroad she garnered knowledge of traditional artistic styles and forged her own distinctive modernist approach to become one of New Zealand’s leading expatriate artists.
This exhibition includes works that are being shown in New Zealand for the first time, in particular Girl Seated on a Chair c.1927 which is defined by Hodgkins’ vigorous brushstrokes and bold use of colour. The paintings featured in this exhibition carry with them extensive provenance histories and detailed catalogue essays and in many cases, their actual locations visited and documented by Jonathan Gooderham.
Where possible the original frames have been preserved, along with the exhibition labels, which all add to the importance of these works.