Public Exhibition: KAPITAL
Michele Beevors, David Green, Adrian Hall, Bridie Lonie.
Monday, 17 October – Friday 28 October, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 22 October, 10am – 4pm
Tuesday, 18 October, 5pm – 7pm
These folk are not Young Emergents, they have been around the block. They are here through common concerns identified by Bridie Lonie, who presents a succinct object-like text on one wall which strikes a chord across the gallery space. It identifies and references the shared dilemmas driving this exhibition.
Beevors shows 3D structures, assembled from the detritus of consumer culture. They resonate through hard/soft, and tiny/large-scale contrast. Her two commanding works stand alone and together - as dire physical reflections, utterly of our era.
Green projects cinematic-video works; data-mined fragmented histories and blurred memories. Disturbing particles of the past, which can only appear through and as digitised imagery in motion. They animate from real-life as familiar ghosts in real-time.
Hall takes local images to new meaning, by installing photographs architecturally. They can be experienced as abstractions, but articulate the space inducing some vertigo, and allow time to reflect on our benign locale and its complicity.
Nothing exceeds like excess, we are of that time...
Adrian is another peripatetic Cornishman. He has seriously tried to make art for six decades, realising that this enterprise has to emerge from the vicissitudes of life and living. Accordingly this sculptor has encountered good reasons, in various environments, to push the nature of other media and materials as practical inquiry; in response to the urgency of the time. He has lived on the coast for 18 years and the experience has proven that this time is most urgent. So too is his practice.
Bridie Lonie (BFA, PHD)
Bridie has worked in art education throughout her life and is an Emeritus Member of Otago Polytechnic. She was a founding member of the Women’s Gallery in Wellington in 1980, and has published on feminist artists, climate change and the Anthropocene. PhD: Closer relations: art, climate change, interdisciplinarity and the Anthropocene. Department of History and Art History, University of Otago, 2018.
David is a video installation artist who lectures in Electronic Arts at the Dunedin School of Art. He is interested in applying the phenomenology and the neurology of perception to the collaborative engagement between artwork and viewer. Currently a PhD candidate in the department of Media, Film, and Communication at Otago University, his praxis of ‘disarticulated cinema’ focuses on temporal and spatial redistributions of cinematic content into a variety of navigable spaces.
Michele is an Australian artist. Beevors’ art practice focuses on large scale knitted anatomies and thinking through the problematic histories of objects. Her sculptural work is inspired by second wave feminism, the history of sculpture, science, craft traditions, the politics of labour, ecological anxiety and the tragedy of our failure to see the interconnectedness of everything.
Beevors is Principal Lecturer in Sculpture at Dunedin School of Art. She lives in Aramoana, New Zealand.