This month I’ll be exhibiting new work alongside four talented Auckland based Printmakers: Prue MacDougall, Esther Hansen, Rachel Schanzer and Judy Gordon at Railway Street Studios in Newmarket.
On display will be a range of experimental approaches to printmaking and is a great opportunity to show some work from my new series, “Minced Oaths”, inspired by my time in Florence, Italy where I studied traditional etching techniques.
Made with Tetrapak cartons and other found objects on my daily walks, these etching were developed during the recent 2021 lockdown. A move towards a more sustainable practice in terms of materials, space, and time is reflected in the ideas addressed in each work about the alarming environmental challenges we face due to overconsumption and consumerism.
The preserving jar is a recurring motif in my work which highlights practices of cultural continuity in the face of constant change and the necessity to adapt. The compositions are influenced by the architecture and ominous, metaphysical landscapes of Italian artist Giorgio De Chirico.
The show will run until 1 February, gallery hours 10 – 3 Tues – Sat.
Hope to see you at the opening Tuesday 18 January, 5:30pm – 8pm.
I’ll also be giving a talk with Rachel Schanzer about our different approaches to printmaking on Saturday 22 January 11am at the gallery, which is a drop-in event.