Opening event Tuesday July 17, from 5.30pm
Melanie Roger, Auckland
Houston based LIYEN CHONG new work shows a significant and exciting styalistic shift in the artist’s practise although continues her exploration into paint and the interaction of colour. “Separating image from naturalistic colour as a way of protesting the visual world and proposing a different kind of perception, one that is mediated by color. Practicing a certain kind of abstraction (by turning the image upside down, I’m forcing myself to respond to its formal qualities). Skimming the line between formalism and conceptualism.”
It also coincides with an exhibition of earlier work being shown by Chong at the Wallace Trust Gallery opening July 23.
UK based EMILY WOLFE presents a new series of small scale paintings exploring light and shade, objects and the overlooked corners of internal spaces. These are works with a quiet beauty – a contemplation of forgotten times and places.
Also featured in the exhibition will be a collaborative photographic work by YVONNE TODD and LIZ MAW from 2011.
IMAGE: Liyen Chong
Date(s) - 17/07/2018 - 09/08/2018