Anna Miles Gallery

REECE KING

STRATA

04/05/24 — 31/05/24

Reece King was born in Tāmaki Makaurau in 1989. He grew up on the west coast at Te Henga and completed a Masters in Painting at Unitec Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka in 2021. In 2023 King was inaugural recipient of the Church Rd Art Initiative, an award made by the winery in partnership with MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri and Art News Aotearoa magazine. His work is included in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s forthcoming Aotearoa Contemporary exhibition.

In 2020 King was one of the founders of Sanc, a ‘painter-run’ space on Upper Queen St that staged a number of first exhibitions before being repurposed as a studio in 2023. In 2020 King was winner of the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, administered by the Waikato Society of Arts. In 2021 he was awarded an Eden Arts Karekare House Residency.

King’s recent exhibitions include: Circle Turtle (with Tyrone Te Waa), Papakura Art Gallery, 2022; Head Brain, Sanc, 2020; The Divine Angle, CoCA Toi Moroki, Otautahi Christchurch, 2019; Impropulsion, Green St Projects, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, 2019; and Silver, Gallery 9, Sydney, 2019. King has held three previous solo exhibitions at Anna Miles Gallery: Solosolo, 2021; Reecent Work, 2022; and Low Long Signal, 2023. King’s work is included in public and private collections including those of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri.

PLEASE NOTE: Further images to come

5. Magnetometry, 2023
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

1. Orientation Point, 2023
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

2. Entangled Roots, 2024
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1800 x 1500mm

3. Queen of the Undergrowth, 2024
Oil, enamel and graphite on canvas, 1800 x 1500mm

4. Remote Control, 2023
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

6. Wet Freddy, 2023
Oil and enamel on canvas, 460 x 460mm

7. Landing Pad, 2023
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

8. Good Pudding, 2024
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

9. Happy Backwards, 2023
Oil, enamel and graphite on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

10. Protoma, 2024
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

11, Climb it. You might fall, 2024
Oil on card, 1000 x 700mm

12. Wink on the brink, 2024
Oil on card, 1000 x 700mm

13. Gesso Primer Transform, 2024
Oil on card, 1000 x 700mm

14. A lot to do with reflection, 2024
Oil on card, 1000 x 700mm

15. Floating, combined with something else, 2023
Oil, enamel and graphite on canvas, 1450 x 1050mm

16. I couldn’t find the words, 2024
Oil on calico, 270 x 230mm

17. The Keepers, 2024
Oil on canvas, 310 x 250mm

18. Jukebox Giants, 2023
Oil on canvas, 460 x 610mm

19. Utter, 2023
Oil on canvas, 250 x 300mm

20. This is no time for Poetry, 2023
Oil and enamel on canvas, 405 x 450mm

21. Shy Messenger, 2024
Oil and enamel on canvas, 1800 x 1500mm

22. This is no time for pottery, 2024
Oil on canvas, 500 x 400mm

23. The Spruce, 2024, Oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Landing Pad in the studio, 2024. Photo: Reece King