Canoe Dreams - Stone Sculptures by Doug Neil
03 May to 23 May 2017
the psychology world: to paddle a canoe on a calm stream, denotes perfect
in your own ability to conduct your business in a profitable way. Shallow, clear and calm waters in rowing, signifies happiness of a pleasing character, but of short duration. Water is typical of futurity in the dream realms - if a pleasant immediate future awaits the dreamer they will come in close proximity with clear water.
In the art world: the canoe can be seen as a means of travel towards artistic prosperity, as well as a vessel for artistic expression as we see beautiful canoe carvings and designs from our past. The canoe and similar vessels hold a deep history in New Zealand culture, canoe traditions do not only explain origins, they also express authority and identity, and define tribal boundaries and relationships. They merge poetry and politics, history and myth, fact and legend.
Form Gallery will be hosting Doug Neil for a solo exhibition through the month of May, we are looking forward to displaying his impressive sculptures for the public and the art community - Doug’s idea of a canoe made of stone is certain to delight. We would like to warmly invite you all to the exhibition opening for ‘Canoe Dreams', which will commence at Form Gallery at 5:30pm on Wednesday the 3rd of May. As with all of our exhibitions, this show will run for approximately three weeks - concluding on the 23rd of May.