Pakuranga’s Mona Lisa

I can take most reviews and descriptions of modern art with a grain of salt. I realise that my understanding and education in fine arts is somewhat lacking. But occasionally something appears that cannot be ignored. T.J. McNamara, the NZ Herald art critic, wrote in his weekly review of the Auckland art scene the following:

“The conceptual work at Te Tuhi [the Pakuranga Gallery] was by the perennially provocative Julian Dashper who drew two pencil lines on a wall to critique the idea of permanence in artwork. This idea of the mutability of all art is a theoretic concept rather than achieved art, and can be seen at Te Tuhi until February.”

He’s having us on. Right?

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