Notes on Isaiah 6 (2013) is one of 10 oil on canvas
and paint on aluminium pieces by Christchurch artist Darryn
George for his debut solo exhibition in Milford Galleries
''George explores descriptions of God as articulated by Old
Testament prophet Isaiah, using Te Reo translations which are
both symbolic text and abstract form,'' senior art consultant
Jacinta Byron said.
Of Ngapuhi descent. George has a graduate diploma in teaching
and completed a master's degree in fine arts,
specialising in painting, from the Royal Melbourne Institute
of Technology in 1998.
He has exhibited in solo and group transtasman shows
including the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Auckland Art
Gallery, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua,
Canterbury Museum, City Gallery Wellington and Waikato Museum
of Art and History.
A book named for the artist was published, including images
of paintings from 2004-10 by Mihi Publishers, in 2010. George
was selected as one of two New Zealand artists to exhibit at
the Palazzo Bembo as part of the official collateral events
of the Venice Biennale this year.
• Darryn George: Notes on Isaiah runs from Saturday,
October 19, until November 13.