MALCOLM SMITH GALLERY
HERE and NOW
Tori Ferguson, Ayesha Green, Zainab Hikmet and Anh Tran
18 September – 28 October
Opening: Saturday 16 September, 2.30PM
Although they come from, and live now, in various parts of the world, the four artists featured in Here and Now have all – at one point – called this land home. These artists are linked by the way in which the traces of the journeys to where they find themselves now are imbued in the artworks they create. Here and Now shows both the ripples of global influences and the continual threads of reflection they have to Aotearoa.
Image: Zainab Hikmet, Half Moon Bay – Auckland glass, 2015,
glass made from raw Half Moon Bay (Auckland) beach sand; 100mm x 100mm x 100mm
Artweek Artist Talk
Curator Zoe Hoeberigs will be joined by Anh Tran and Ayesha Green for a conversation regarding their work and wider practices.
Saturday 14 October, 2.30PM
Elisa Barczak: Salad Days Are Gone
9 October – 31 October
Playing with ideas surrounding the modern values given to different foods and art mediums, Elisa Barczak draws attention to the way in which perceptions of what is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ can change over time. Junk food, once considered high in the hierarchy of foods for its convenience and associations with modernity, now sits at the bottom, dismissed for its unhealthiness. As a medium, clay’s position has also fluctuated in the art hierarchy. It has moments of popularity, but ultimately draws closer connotations to craft than art.
Lou Pendergrast-Mathieson: Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud
9 October – 31 October
Lou Pendergrast-Mathieson presents a new series of original glass works at UXBRIDGE. Pendergrast-Mathieson’s translucent shapes transform the space into an ethereal skyscape – clouds float past on like on a gentle breeze, leaving colour and light in their wake.
Pendergrast-Mathieson is an accomplished glass artist based in Auckland. Her practice centers on cast glass forms that relate to nature. She teaches glass casting at UXBRIDGE.
Peter Lange and Louise Purvis
June to September
Sculptures by Peter Lange and Louise Purvis take residence in the Sculpture Courtyard until early September. Louise Purvis is a New Zealand sculptor (b. 1968, Pahiatua) based in Auckland. Small Form explores her interest in topographical mapping, made from individual cages that can be connected and rearranged to produce a variety of shapes. Born in New Zealand in 1944, Peter Lange first came into contact with bricks as a production thrower in the 1970s, and has been working with them ever since. Like much of his work, S Chair in Bricks is a parody of a ‘real world’ object that simultaneously serves its purpose.
Image credit: Louise Purvis, Small Forms, 2015, courtesy of the James Wallace Arts Trust.
Works on Paper
12 September – 21 October
Opening: Tuesday 12 September, 5.30PM
As part of the winter season of classes at UXBRIDGE, we invited students to submit works on paper to be included in this new exhibition.
Charcoal, ink, watercolour, pencil, gouache – any and every type of work on paper could be submitted.
Some artworks are affordably priced for sale.
Image: Mari, Rusted Earth, Mixed media