Trish Clark Gallery is delighted to present “taking stock” a group show of seasonal celebration. Rich and full, “taking stock” brings together artists whose work across painting, sculpture, photography and moving image is highly diverse yet resonant with unexpected relationships.
It is an exhibition to be experienced in the flesh, with Phil Dadson’s 8-track sound sculpture, Octet, literally the central performer. Work fresh from the studio sits alongside treasures of extended lineage, while the broad material palette of the exhibition also embraces glass (Galia Amsel) and stone (John Edgar).
Paraphrasing the immortal words of an earlier New Zealand Prime Minister, David Lange, whose pithy, vernacular public utterance “it’s time for a cup of tea” signalled an abrupt halt to the tumultuous speed of New Zealand’s deregulation in the late 1980’s, “taking stock’” is not just a stock show, but reminds us at this juncture that “it’s time for a cup of tea and a lie down” – to collect ourselves and take stock, thinking about our lives, our relationships, our politics, our place in the world…
TRISH CLARK GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 23 DECEMBER TO 18 JANUARY, BUT APPOINTMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR VIEWING.
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