In August 2021, we (Jill Sorensen and Mark van Wetering) bought a 3.5h piece of land in Raurimu, on the northern foothills of Ruapehu. It is four hours south of Auckland, and 589 metres above sea level. This somewhat unkempt combination of pasture, a creek, trees, and blackberry will be the site for an evolvingContinue reading “Cohabitation Collaboration”
Blanket Hut: sharing in an intimate world acknowledges the impossibility of maintaining an anthropocentric worldview in an era of eco-crisis and invites us to tease out ways to orient ourselves within a biosphere in which we are continuous with the network of entities we previously called nature. If you are interested in joining this conversationContinue reading “Conversation pit #4: Blanket Hut: sharing in an intimate world”
Avoiding Mastery: Whitespace Contemporary Art 2014 Mastery, according to the Webster dictionary is knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well and a state of having attained complete control of something. My conundrum as an artist is that, whilst ‘understanding something very well’ might seem an appealing and mature virtue,Continue reading “Avoiding Mastery: the paintings”
My local cafe makes excellent coffee. They also operate as an exhibition space with the pragmatic title Paper/Cupboard. the wall space is dedicated to ‘paper’, while ‘cupboard’ is a small glass-fronted cupboard in the art deco cabinet that serves as the cafe counter. I have a Cupboard installation opening TOMORROW! a sneak preview ofContinue reading “Cupboard @ Cosset”
Avoiding Mastery opens next Tuesday, 28 January at Whitespace Contemporary Art. If you are in Auckland come along and see it, for those of you not in Auckland I will post photos over the next week or so.
as part of Put Up Your Dukes! Part Two I wanted to make a text work, in response to Gabrielles text works, so i came up with a great quote from The Modern Art of Flower Arranging by Elisabeth de Lestrieux (1986) (see my post a the time: fa) the full quote was An old-fashioned arrangement, in shadesContinue reading “Idle Hands”
some installation shots from from Put Up Your Dukes Part Two at Pearce Gallery:
I have a show at Whitespace Contemporary Art early next year and have been mulling over what to call it. The show will involve some paintings, a few books of drawings and a number of yet to be finalised objects. There is always the straightforward option of Some New Paintings and Objects, and I alsoContinue reading “Avoiding Mastery”
Time Based project #1 Hope Leaves The Body Slowly At its inception hope fills the body in the way that air fills a balloon. From this point hope leaves the body. Slowly, imperceptibly at first. Hope leaves the body slowly. Long after the mind has made the cognition of failure the body still holds hope.Continue reading “Hope Leaves The Body Slowly: the end.”
TOMORROW is the opening of Put Up Your Dukes! Part Two at Pearce Gallery. In anticipation here is part two of book 1. If you are in Auckland come along to the opening/ book launch at 5 – 7.30pm, Pearce Gallery 130 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell.