Couper brought in a series of paintings and sculptural works, produced several years ago, with the interest of working in a non-dealer space. Th exhibition gave us our first taste of the big time with a review in 'Art New Zealand'.
Couper brought in a series of paintings and sculptural works, produced several years ago, with the interest of working in a non-dealer space.
Couper is represented by an art dealer in Wellington, and welcomed the opportunity to show his work without the usual pressure to supply the gallery with an income through sales. Among art viewing dogs and their leader (Tito of his master voice), were a series of drawings and text pieces and a confused, double turntable soundtrack.
Couper also investigated familiar images and related objects, including vinyl records and cardboard replicas of gramophones in conjunction with paintings of Maori heads and the occasional swastika. As a binding interest Couper played with the Gordon Walters Koru probably more than Walters did.
Part of Enjoy’s first non-thematic series, #3 (November 2000 – April 2001).