The Honeymooners’ Bed
Exhibition: 13 - 27 October 2015
Preview: Tuesday 13th Oct 5:30 PM
Peter Hackett returns to Parnell Gallery in October with the next installment of The Honeymooners’ Bed. This ongoing series of large, vibrant paintings is now in its sixteenth year with every piece under the same title, which is also a registered trademark. Hackett is inspired by nature, in particular the meadow flowers that surround his studio in season. The work is full of intense colour and vigorously applied oil paint, which literally advances from the picture plane to dramatic visual impact.
“I am not just using oil paint to describe a meadow, I am using a meadow to describe oil paint.”
Impressionist influence can be further seen in the effect gained as we step back from the paintings. The abstract plane of paint, texture and colour magically transforms into a field of skilfully described flowers and grasses. Viewing The Honeymooners’ Bed is an intoxicating experience of the senses, offered by an artist in full control of his unique technical approach and endless inspiration.
Peter Hackett studied in Europe and has won awards for his work here in New Zealand. Not to be missed, The Honeymooners Bed will be on show at the Parnell Gallery until the 27th of October.