• Wesley John Fourie

maybe i’m just like a gust of wind is an exhibition by Tāmaki Makaurau based artist Wesley John Fourie.

Using large-scale soft sculpture, performance and poetry, Fourie processes experiences of love, loss and queerness in relation to the natural landscape.

As an extension to their exhibition, superstar (and so I lay here for you) is a performance by Fourie available to view online only. Here, the artist sings about being helplessly in love with someone, while feeling helplessly in love with someone.

In superstar (and so I lay here for you) Fourie performs in their studio next to their artwork exhibited in maybe i'm just like a gust of wind. The indentations on the floor work mark where Fourie and their lover lay together the last time they saw each other.

Objects used as a microphone in the performance include size 16 knitting needles, a hammer, linseed oil, poster paint, banana, and turpentine.

Wesley John Fourie is an artist currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Primarily working with textiles, they also write, perform, draw and paint. Their work explores themes of nature, spirituality, and sexuality, often manifesting as large-scale “soft sculptures”. In Fourie’s words they “see art as a vehicle to raise awareness of the sacred status of our natural environment.”

Recent solo exhibitions include Red Night Wanderings, Broker Galleries, Tāhuna; They Came To Me In The Night, RDS Gallery, Ōtepoti and I followed you into the sea, Te Kōpotu, Te Whanga a Toi Whakatane. They exhibited in the 28th Slavonian Biennale, and have participated in several residencies including Venezia Contemporanea and St Petersburg Art Residency (SPAR). Fourie’s practice includes collaboration, having recently worked intimately with artist and writer Hana Pera Aoake and artist Taarn Scott. The three artists have exhibited together in An Endless Sky of Honey, Meanwhile Gallery and Projectspace, Pōneke; Invasive Weeds (or I wish I could give you the world, but I was only given mud, rot, and the bones of a half-eaten fish), The Physics Room, Ōtautahi; and The Future of Dirt, RM Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau.

Enjoy would like to thank The Chartwell Trust for generously supporting this project.

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  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington