Opening Saturday April 1, 2017 at 6-9pm
Black Coffee, Wellington
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Mica Stills first Wellington exhibition in six years brings her rainbows, animals and stories to the walls of Black Coffee. Mica is excited to share a few of her recent work from her solo Hope Land series with some added treats. Don’t be fooled by her absence from the fine art world, Mica has been busy honing her new skills spray painting in the street and expanding her drawing language.
Mica finds inspiration in her plastic toy animals – ‘I was in a deep creative rut, so I started using my collection as a starting point to express how I was feeling at any given moment. The animals gave me hope that I could sustain my creative voice at a time that was difficult to find it.’ Her use of rainbows has also became an expression of her voice within the composition. Seven years ago Mica’s rainbows were descriptions of oh-la-la moments in her 1970’s erotica inspired series. She developed this concept further to use them as a detail that brings lightness to her work, a tool that connects elements of relationships and emotions as a clue to her world.
Mica Still invites you to experience the her newest paintings and drawings in Hanker, you’ll be inspired to ‘dream of rainbows and happy things’.
Date(s) - 01/04/2017 - 04/05/2017