Opening event Tuesday July 24, from 5.30pm
Parnell Gallery, Auckland
Dalene Meiring’s latest body of work invites the viewer to engage with ‘A Shared World’ brimming with vibrant hues and eclectic imagery. Expressively offering themes of femininity and connectivity, Meiring creates worlds in which familiar motifs such as flowers, landscapes, birds and animals, take on wider symbolic qualities.
A Shared World’ reflects Meiring’s fascination with all living creatures coexisting in various ways. She celebrates the unique ideas and intricacies we all bring to the world. “I wanted to set the scene where individual beings contribute to the adventure of living together. We draw from each other as we move through experiences. We need flowers to celebrate. We love to listen to birds singing. It’s therapeutic to watch a dog sleeping. The farmer needs his livestock. We want to beautify objects to make them a pleasure to look at. Each one of us brings something different, sometimes incongruously, to the table – whether the contribution is needed, or just for pleasure and beauty.”
Image: Dalene Meiring, Betweeen Us
Date(s) - 24/07/2018 - 07/08/2018