Lela Jacobs, Ashleigh Duncan, Christopher Duncan, John-Troy O’Sullivan, Steven Junil Park, Ash Mosen, Meighan Ellis, Annie MacKenzie, Walk in the Park, Johnny McCormack, David White, THYEN, Sam Norton, David Marshall, Jungeun Lee & Shin Hyunmu.
Steven junil park
Layered calico wrap coat with hand sewn finish
Dolman-sleeve wrap coat made from 16 metres of unbleached, undyed cotton calico. Fully self-lined with several layers of fabric and finished with hand sewn running stitch. Sewn with cotton thread. Braided waist cords each 16 metres of selvedge. Hand sewn slit pockets in full circle skirt. Hand sewn full moon motif on back. Displayed on shoulder bust made from the fabric offcuts.
Whole possum hide, clay
Two seeds across the pacific, one lands in Northland, Aotearoa, lives and dies shrouded in the depths. The other, a neighbour, lives and dies in a tropical light. One brings compounded age the darkness and light that that entails. The other, with a comparatively golden youth, embodies a richness in story and the lines of a good life. The difference in time, space, degradation and finishing shown in the same room take us on that journey from thousands of years ago when those seed may well have been the same.
The swamp Kauri is from the far north and came to me as a solid piece. This gift would dictate what it wanted to be. Defined by its degradation and rot, it has grown beautifully into what might have been considered flaws. The wood has strength but the fragility of its edges limited the depth I could turn, this only made it better to see each era of its life told in warmth and shadow. I have felt deeply connected to the source material because of its astounding contrasts and almost vulnerable level of complex layers so willingly exposed.
Five cuts of the same tree make a pair of bowls showing how differently the grains can flow. When laminating the four pieces of the larger bowl there was no way of knowing how even this wood with the same roots would turn up. Its a recurring theme when working with wood in this manor but its this metaphor for the lines and flow of family and friendship that keeps bringing me back to the lathe. For Beige, I have taken the opportunity to put even wider relations next to each other and see the story stretch out over land and time.
Undyed, hand felted sheep’s wool & wood
Kohe kohe, Awhitu peninsula
Depicting the landscape has been intimately bound with the exploration, curiosity and ‘sampling’ of exotic and mysterious sites. Anthropocene shares the distinctive and shared traits of the rockhound or petrologists inquiry; representing, observing and imaging the landscape via clay. The plaques become
End of line
Linen, rice fibre, sterling silver, silk & gold
Handwoven, hand sewn carrier. The outer is woven in basket weave in linen and Japanese rice fibre, the inner in plain weave with disruptions of leno in linen. Bordering the upper edge is a row of soumak warp wrapping. Embroidered Gold lacquered silk alongside sterling silver beading. Handles are hand plaited in linen and Japanese rice fibre.
Lead Sheet for a sculpture, Picnic at Whatipu
Lead, Bio-Polymer, Wood, Silk, Salt and Pepper.
Artist’s Maquette. Available for installation at nominated scale. P.O.A
44.8822° S, 169.0036° E
Edition 2 of 8
Archival pigment print on Ilford Galerie gold fibre silk
This work is from the series HOMECOMING, shot over a period of sixteen consecutive winters on the outskirts of the Pacific rim and pays close attention to the notion of a return and yearning for ‘home’.
Being far from home, finding solace adrift in strange and incongruous territories, places of wonder and curiosity––––the photographer attempts a sense of belonging via his lens while living and operating within transient circumstances.
Repurposed Japanese silk, linen & cotton
Thyen is the name for which maker Joseph Yen goes by. Yen works with both Cloth and Metal through his gallery space TÜR in Auckland. Common to Yen's practice with clothing, he is inherently drawn towards antique textiles, using it to create new individual garments for the wearer to cherish. For the beige show Yen has re-purposed 4 Japanese kimono's; consisting of linen, cotton, and silk;
with 4 layers of cotton embedded into the lining to create the Beige Coat.
Sheep may Safely Graze
Gouache, collage newsprint
Gouache, collage newsprint
Pine, enamel, beeswax 2019
Countless ways exist to communicate an idea
Adrift in the complexities of modern day interactions, our language continues to evolve while we lose sight of our humble origin .A length of wood, a hand, a brush.
What does it say? In the Old English language of my ancestors, Nāþing