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Main Gallery

  • Domestic Science (detail) 2006

    Maker: Elizabeth McClure
    Materials: glass, flocked velvet
    Courtesy of the Artist
  • POP POP (Cheezels) and POP POP (Popcorn) 2007

    Maker: Madeline Childs
    Materials: ceramic
    Courtesy of the Artist and Masterworks Gallery
  • Something Little, Something Sweet 2007

    Maker: Nikki Soons
    Materials: sterling silver, enamel paint
    Courtesy of the Artist and Masterworks Gallery
  • Installation 2007

    Maker: Philip Jarvis
    Materials: Rocko's Toothbrush; Beau's Toothbrush; Toilet brush with white handle; Toilet brush with pink handle; Toilet brush with yellow handle; Colgate Total Toothpaste, Colgate Toothpaste; Macleans Toothpaste ceramic
    Courtesy of the Artist and Masterworks gallery
  • Eau de toilet 2004

    Maker: Megan Hansen-Knarhoi
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the Artist and Private Collectors
  • Eau de toilet 2004

    Maker: Megan Hansen-Knarhoi
    Materials: mixed media
    The Artist and Private Collector
  • Enlarged Mailbox and Paraphenalia (detail) 2006

    Maker: Paul Maseyk
    Materials: wood, clay, metal
    Courtesy of the artist and Masterworks Gallery
  • Enlarged Mailbox and Paraphenalia (detail) 2006

    Maker: Paul Maseyk
    Materials: wood, clay, metal
    Courtesy of the Artist and Masterworks Gallery
  • Enlarged Mailbox and Paraphenalia 2006

    Maker: Paul Maseyk
    Materials: wood, clay, metal
    Courtesy of the Artist and Masterworks Gallery
  • Regular Household Cleaners 2002

    Maker: Amanda Sorrenson
    Materials: glazed ceramic
    Courtesy of the Artist
  • Chops (Axe, Chop) 2006

    Maker: Regan Gentry
    Materials: gorse
    Courtesy of the Artist
  • Chops (Saw, Cleaver) 2006

    Maker: Regan Gentry
    Materials: gorse
    Courtesy of the Artist
  • Installation (Rabbit-man; Bunny boxes; Twitch; Velveteen bunny) 2006

    Maker: Vaune Mason
    Materials: Necklace: sterling silver, enamel, lambskin, cord. Toy: lambskin, paint, found objects
    Courtesy of the Artist and Masterworks Gallery
  • Illusions Of Grandeur 2007

    Maker: Katy Wallace
    Materials: screenprinted cardboard
    Courtesy of the Artist
  • Queen Of The Bake-Off 2007

    Maker: Fran Allison
    Materials: cake tins, towelling
    Courtesy of the Artist
  • NZR Cup 2005

    Maker: Janet Green
    Materials: stoneware
    Courtesy of the Artist and Anna Miles Gallery
  • Doily Works 2002/2004

    Maker: Susannah Bridges
    Materials: porcelain
    Courtesy of the Artist and Private Collectors
  • Doily Works (detail) 2002/2004

    Maker: Susannah Bridges
    Materials: porcelain
    Courtesy of the Artist and Private Collector

The Faux

27 January 2007 - 03 March 2007

Curator:
Karl Chitham

The Faux exhibition features the works of 13 makers which encapsulate the idea of the faux, but have moved beyond the superficiality of the term. ‘Fakery’ has become such a common aspect of the everyday that there is often a tendency for it to go unnoticed. What most commonly comes to mind when thinking of the term faux are things of frivolity and fancy. ‘Fun’ fur coats, trompe l’oeil pool-side scenery and plastic wood-grain bowls sit alongside entire simulated worlds in which you can ski all year round regardless of the season.

However the works in this exhibition while acknowledging something of their origins also demand to be read on multiple levels. While there is an obvious sense of humour in many of the works they are also intended to act as cues for further investigation. Furniture is recyclable, snack food takes on giant uneatable proportions and the accoutrements of the lavatory become soft sculpture for the living room.

This exhibition explores an Alice in Wonderland world where nothing is what it seems. It is an exploration of the domestic which we take for granted and have been created to encourage a certain fascination and to increase an awareness of the everyday objects around us. The Faux is an opportunity for the ordinary to take on extraordinary proportions and for those encountering the objects on show to sit up and take notic

The Faux features work from 13 makers working in ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wood and glass. Artists included are; Fran Allison, Sue Bridges, Madeline Childs, Regan Gentry, Janet Green, Philip Jarvis, Megan Knarhoi-Hansen, Paul Maseyk, Vaune Mason, Elizabeth McClure, Nicky Soons, Amanda Sorensen and Katy Wallace.

The Faux curator Karl Chitham will be in the gallery for a floor talk about the show on Saturday March 3. Email us for more information.