The important function of the small work in the making process for Simon Edwards and Mike Petre is long established. For them, this is where different techniques, new narratives and compositional experimentation is most often presented, examined and explored.
Garry Currin’s restless inventiveness is evidenced in mythic works on ceramic plates and again in the atmospheric meditative Terra Firma paintings on crumpled tin. David Shennan forges a visual language connecting the rhythms of the Central Otago landscape with the sky above.
Neil Dawson’s suite of wall sculptures explore the phenomenon of the Christchurch earthquakes, finding in that endless event an intriguing dialogue of abstracted patterns. Marc Blake characteristically involves the wooden surface of his painted boards, using these as compositional and narrative devices in enthralling and remarkably deft ways.
Anita Desoto visits the world of romance novels and continues her metaphoric parables of how we relate to each other and the environment we live in. Elizabeth Rees’ character portraits are studies of light and dark. In these the unerring role of a dreamed moment and of denied or hidden thought builds a large presence.
Simon Clark’s assured, colourful works evidence a preparedness to engage in the (auto)biographical dialogue about upbringing. Commonly termed ‘nostalgia’ Clark combines images and text, using the history of symbols and ‘kiwiana’ as memory devices through which the world is viewed and ultimately understood.
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