Allen Maddox

Paper Works

5 Dec 2022 – 17 Jan 2023

‘Selected Paper Works’ is an exhibition showcasing never before seen paintings by prominent abstract expressionist Allen Maddox.

Allen Maddox’s career spans over three decades; he is one of New Zealand’s most recognised abstract expressionists. Less inspired and more charged by counter culture, he has been referred to as New Zealand’s equivalent to Jackson Pollock.

This show, viewable at Ahuriri Contemporary in the Boyd-Dunlop Arts Precinct, tames this completely distinctive medium of chaos into a curated exhibition of framed paper works, showcasing the emotional vivids and gesturalism. Maddox’s obsessively recurring ‘X’ improvised in each spontaneous work has become his identifier, which has been interpreted in a manner of ways over the years.