Cuba Street Revisited
A Black Asterisk event at 243 Cuba Street, Wellington.
‘Cuba Street Revisited’ marks Tony Lane’s return to the creative capital of New Zealand with an exclusive preview of recent works from the series leading up to the 2016 Auckland Art Fair. Showing at 243 Cuba Street, above Suite Gallery, ‘Cuba Street Revisited’ is a short run exhibition from April 8 – 16th, with an opening party starting from 5.30pm Thursday 7th April.
1975, ‘Three Wellington Painters’ showed at Peter McLeavey Gallery – the show that prompted the career of Tony Lane and contributed to his first solo exhibition at Elva Bett Gallery in 1976. After nearly 28 year’s residence in Wellington, Lane moved on to travel and exhibit internationally, and Wellingtonians may remember his City Gallery retrospective ‘Practical Metaphysics’ in 2006. It’s been 14 years since Lane returned to Auckland with his family, where he has been represented exclusively by Black Asterisk at 10 Ponsonby Road.
Tony Lane was born in Kati Kati, New Zealand, in 1949. He graduated in 1970 with a Diploma of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University. Lane was awarded grants from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council in 1978 and 1984; the latter he used to travel to Europe and the United States.1992-94 saw the international tour of ‘Distance Looks Our Way: Ten Artists from New Zealand’ to the International Pavilion at Expo in Seville, the Conde Duque in Madrid, and public galleries in Barcelona and Zamora, the Netherlands and New Zealand. In 1995 Lane had a solo exhibition with Peter Bonnier Gallery in New York. Between 1997 and 2006 he exhibited solo exhibitions with Dreamtime Gallery, London and Gstaad, Switzerland. In 2001 he had a solo exhibition with Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney and in 2002 a solo exhibition with Galleria Camilla Hamm in Barcelona. After his 2006 survey, 'Practical Metaphysics', at City Gallery, his paintings were exhibited in 'Ultramarte', during 2007 and 2008. This exhibition travelled to Valencia, Palma de Mallorca and Hong Kong, as well as a number of venues in New Zealand. In 2008, also, the Tauranga City Gallery showed a survey exhibition entitled ‘From Aongatete’. This exhibition toured throughout New Zealand Public Art Galleries. His paintings are held in many public and private collections in Europe, the United States and Australasia.