April 14 to September 3, 2017
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch
Full to the brim with high energy, sharp-witted artmaking
This major solo exhibition features new and recent works in all manner of media, from a glistening cobweb in imitation gold chain and a supersized tyre swing, to hand knitted balaclavas and cast bronze gumballs. Deftly blending humour and provocation, Youle’s works traverse a range of concerns, including how different cultures perceive and label each other and how intangible qualities like loss, aging and love elude our attempts at measurement and explanation. Meticulously made and crisply presented, they all demonstrate Youle’s ability to complicate a simple visual premise with the lingering aftertaste of ambiguity.
Image: Wayne Youle Free of all distractions 2016–17. Cast bronze, enamel paint. Collection of the artist
Date(s) - 14/04/2017 - 03/09/2017