Opening Friday March 24, 2017
Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt
Livng History, Richard Stratton’s exhibition, opening at the Dowse Art Museum on Friday 24 March presents work made since an extensive 2015 European research expedition.
Richard says: “Internationally, ceramics has played a key role to unlocking human history, helping us to date our growth via fragments of clay. New Zealand’s industrial ceramic history was based upon techniques reflected in sherds (pieces) I found while mudlarking on the Thames. These sherds are examples of processes our ceramic predecessors were influenced by and became the backbone of early New Zealand pottery. Living History melds these processes with new forms that consider negative space through the lens of modernist movements such as Cubism, Constructivism and Brutalism, which began to influence my practice during my residency in Guldagergaard, Denmark in early 2015.”
The Dowse Museum of Art
Date(s) - 24/03/2017 - 02/07/2017