April 19 to June 4, 2017
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
Not Mush Room brings together the work of three students from the Hungry Creek Art and Craft School Jewellery programme and the Otago Polytechnic School of Art. Behind plastic cases and upon laboratorial shelving, the work will continue to develop over the course of the exhibition, like a fungal mushroom upon an agar plate or inside a greenhouse. The title of the exhibition is thus a play on words referring to the rapid growth and dispersive nature of the mushroom in addition to the limited space of presentation.
The works here range from precious metals to industrial concretes to found objects, though all three jewellers concern themselves with an exploration into materials and the connotations and contrasts of the materials and forms we choose to wear.
Small Space follows on from the Curiosity Cabinet programme at Lopdell House Gallery and the Curiosity Corner programme at Te Uru. Using the landing of the floating staircase behind Gallery One, the space is dedicated to and supports contemporary jewellery and object-making practices.
Not Mush Room includes work from Ildikó Juhász, Nikki Perry and Madison Rogers.
Image: Nikki Perry Curls of Life, 2016. Sterling silver, plastic.
Date(s) - 19/04/2017 - 04/06/2017