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Window Gallery/2013

Clare Smith: Bitter Harvest

21 November 2013 - 17 December 2013

There has long been concern about exploitation and conditions of those working in the textile industry, but increasingly there is growing unease about its impact on the environment too. Clare Smith is interested in the effects of dye pollution; particularly the relationship between the contamination and commercial imperatives shaped by the Western consumers in the manufacture of cheap goods. 

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Victoria Bell: Resisting Africa

19 October 2013 - 18 November 2013

Bell’s practice is founded upon a textile sensibility, which draws upon both fine art and craft histories. Resisting Africa is an installation that references elements of the exotic and wilderness of Africa. Animals, relocated indoors and transformed into furnishings within a domestic setting, are simultaneously recognisable and unsettling

 

 

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Biostructure

23 September 2013 - 16 October 2013

Frances Rood has created two large site-specific works that will be displayed in the tall Objectspace windows.

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Hollow Adaption

31 July 2013 - 21 September 2013

“This animated body of work responds to how nature adapts to changes in the environment. The result is my own version of nature, imagined and stitched together – inspired by the rural landscape in which I live, and the ocean shores and rock pools I explored as a child. “

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Te Mana Motuhake

15 June 2013 - 31 July 2013

Aimee Ratana (Ngāi Tūhoe) has used blankets, over recent years, as a medium to explore the legacy of historical injustices inflicted on Ngāi Tūhoe by the Crown through legislation.

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Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft

03 May 2013 - 08 June 2013

Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft is presented in Objectspace’s Window Gallery and Vault to coincide with Rosemary McLeod’s appearance at the 2013 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival and the launch of With Bold Needle and Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft.

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Under the Rose

01 March 2013 - 27 April 2013

Inspired by T.S.Eliot’s poem Burnt Norton, the installation Under the Rose can be understood as a meditation on the practice of rituals, spirituality, and making art. The hanging bulbs in the garden are cast from resin. Each hand-made form contains roses – both real and artificial.

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Bliss

25 January 2013 - 27 February 2013

Bliss alludes to the "three wise monkeys" in the well-known maxim, "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". Despite the title, it doesn't take long to note that the mood is anything but ecstatic; a degree of unease exists beyond the obvious playfulness apparent in the first glance. The monkeys' aping gestures and blank smiles signal the artist's interest in the psychological state of the human condition - its propensity to opt for superficiality and disinterest.

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