The group exhibition New Perspectives on Landscape at the Ashburton Art Gallery encompasses a similar spirit and intention. It presents the work of five recent MFA graduates from the Dunedin School of Art: Robyn Bardas, Miranda Joseph, Hannah Joynt, Sue Pearce and Fiona Van Oyen. All are conscious of the politics and history of their subject and its increasing potential to contribute to debate about environmental, personal and political relationships with nature within the context of contemporary arts practice.
"All the artists in this exhibition are answering the same question: 'when the landscape compels a response, how can we acknowledge the history of painting and art theory to provide critical integrity and validity to our response'," says Mandy Joseph.
Read more.... Warren Feeney looks into the legacy of traditional landscape paintings in this Press article.
New Perspectives is curated by Clive Humphreys. It is a touring exhibition from the Dunedin School of Art featuring the work of Robyn Bardas, Miranda Joseph, Hannah Joynt, Sue Pearce and Fiona Van Oyen.
New Perspectives on Landscape, Ashburton Art Gallery, 327 West Street, until January 14.
(image Fiona van Oyen)
Expiry: 31 Jan 2018