James Cousins 2022
“Cousins practice pivots around questions of how a painting might function: how do we understand the status of an image? What systems guide our understanding? What processes could be used to disrupt these assumptions?”
For Sculpture on the Gulf 2022, Cousins work will move outside the gallery for the first time, exploring imagery and installation on a large-scale.
Cousins was included in the contemporary painting exhibition PX: A Purposeless Production/A Necessary Praxis at ST Paul St Gallery, Auckland, curated by Leonhard Emmerling. In 2015/16, Restless Idiom a survey exhibition of Cousins’ work, curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith was held at Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Cousins’ works were included in the 2015/16 exhibition Necessary Distraction, A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, curated by Natasha Conland.