Oliver Cain | It’s A Boy ## 27 Jan – 7 Feb
Föenander Galleries and Auckland Pride Festival are proud to present ‘It’s a Boy’ by Oliver Cain ft. Billy Apple. Proceeds from the sale of work in this exhibition raises money for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.
Cain’s new series of works references the figure and gently probes at confronting and challenging issues surrounding sexuality, gender and identity. Using ambiguity and stereotypes these playful works deconstruct the notions of sexuality and queer identity. These minimal paintings with their clean black lines, bright block colours and concealed text, are deceptively simple, yet offer a compounded complexity focusing’ in on the body, how it’s viewed, employed and interpreted.
The exhibition also includes six remaining works by Billy Apple, from his ART FOR AIDS series.