GUEST ARTISTS ROSS MURRAY and GREG STRAIGHT explore the golden summer mood

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GUEST ARTISTS ROSS MURRAY and GREG STRAIGHT explore the golden summer mood

Elsewhere writes: Late last year artist Ross Murray contacted Elsewhere . . . something to do with the Rolling Stones' Blue and Lonesome album perhaps?

But in passing he mentioned a comic strip he had done entitled Rufus Marigold.

We had a look at it and were enormously impressed (check it out here, take your time, it has layers and pathos) and so when he also mentioned a forthcoming exhibition with fellow artist Greg Straight, we were keen to know more.

The pair's show entitled Golden Summer conveys exactly that vibe in blue skies, hard outlines, beaches and iconic Kiwi images like the takeaway shop, L&P ads and . . .

This is what Ross says: “An ice-cream run to the corner dairy; that road trip up the coast; a cold one on a long, hot afternoon. Golden Summer celebrates all this and more on a nostalgic journey around New Zealand.

"Greg’s artwork embodies a longing for simple pleasures from days gone. And Ross' work explores the way contemporary ideas of nostalgia are linked to the things we consume. 

"Both celebrate collective memories of the New Zealand summer.”

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Well, that sounds like us . . .  so see some small samples here for yourself.

But if you are in Auckland the show opens at endemicworld on Ponsonby Rd Friday March 3 at 5pm (see the poster below) and runs until March 14.

And quite rightly it is sponsored by some iconic NZ brands: Tip Top, L&P, Eta and Garage Project.

For more on Ross Murray go here, for more on Greg Straight go here.

And to see the work big and bright and summery then go to endemicworld.

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