Exhibition Opening: 'Between Two Pou'

Thursday, 29 November at 6pm

Between Two Pou extends Peata Larkin's exploration of her Māori heritage and history in two new series: the first on open mesh embroidered silk organza, and the second in which paint is pushed through the mesh of tapestry fabric from behind the picture surface. Between Two Pou references the artist's dual Māori (Tuhourangi, Tuwharetoa) and Pākehā ancestry. Though pou can represent markers or borders which frame an entrance, they also take on other meanings. The artist also cites developments in genealogical science, where the 'POU domain' acts as a bipartite DNA-binding structure. Larkin operates in a space between binary constructions - Māori/Pākehā, past/present, art/science, matter/spirit - weaving cultures and spheres of knowledge together in new hybrid forms.

Address

  • 16 Putiki Street
  • Auckland 1021