10 Feb 2019

Painting Protest - Lisa Chandler

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 10 February 2019

Exploring issues around protests and riots, Germany based New Zealand painter Lisa Chandler's latest canvases portray anonymous people photographing slumped bodies, and others in gas masks.She's spent the past couple of years in Germany and after showing her paintings in Leipzig, she's brought them home for exhibition at Nelson's Suter Art Gallery.

The show is called The Dividing Line - and looks at protests from many perspectives including, protesters, security forces and bystanders. It opens Saturday February 16.

Lisa went to Liepzig in 2016 on a residency and decided to stay and research they city's history.