Opening Preview Tuesday October 24, 5:30pm
Wednesday October 25 to Saturday November 18, 2017
Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Please join us for the opening of Slow Jamz Till Midnight, a new exhibition by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist, Christina Pataialii. Presenting a suite of paintings, Pataialii uses codes to offer a language which destabilises traditional dominances within the field of abstraction in a humorous and playful manner.
Slow Jamz Till Midnight takes its cue from the late-night R&B radio show of Pataialii’s youth, where young lovers made shout-outs to one another to woo from a distance. The nostalgia and memory of the artist’s youth serve as a backdrop for contemplating/navigating the culturally complex spaces occupied (both then and now), considering ways pictorial space might contain (but not confine) these conversations. Taking-on the historical weight of her medium, Slow Jamz Till Midnight is an exploration of the artist’s own existence within that history, inserting one’s self into it and by doing so, disrupting it.
Blue Oyster Art Project Space
Date(s) - 25/10/2017 - 18/11/2017