Opening event Tuesday March 27, from 5.30pm
Melanie Roger, Auckland
Ruth Cleland has built her artistic reputation on exquisitely rendered drawings and paintings of the everyday – the wallpaper of our suburban lives. Her work appears familiar and yet alien – it could be from anywhere and everywhere.
In her new exhibition “Fluorescent”, Cleland shifts her focus from the external to the internal. From wide views to minute often overlooked details – concrete composite floors, flickering ceiling lamps, reflections and tiles. These figurative details are amplified and isolated to become abstract without context – and juxtaposed next to consciously abstract grids and colour fields typical of Cleland’s practice.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR EASTER WEEKEND MARCH 30 – APRIL 3 INCLUSIVE.
Image: Ceiling, Floor, Grid (detail) | 2018 | acrylic on aluminium composite panel | one of three panels
Melanie Roger Gallery
Date(s) - 27/03/2018 - 21/04/2018