• Deborah Rundle

The exhibition title borrows a line from a poem by Emily Dickinson. Untitled by Dickinson, it is economically referred to as J1677. Dickinson was thought to have had a long-term love affair with her sister-in-law, Susan Dickinson. Read in this light,‘On My Volcano Grows the Grass is afforded a reading that veers away from loneliness (the usual description of Dickinson’s life) to one of potency.

The exhibition is anchored in the notion that whilst ‘inside’ and the deep stratum is mine, the self is not singular or bordered; rather, driven by desire for ‘outside’ it spills, forms and re-forms on surfacing.

Deborah Rundle is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She principally utilises text in order to investigate the ways in which power plays out in the social and political domain. Through a particular focus on the machinations of late capitalism she probes the contemporary world with an eye to transformation. Recent exhibitions include No More the Fruit, 2021 at RM Gallery; How to Live Together, 2019 at ST Paul St Gallery; The Future of Work, 2019 at The Dowse, and Are We Not Ready? 2018 at Te Tuhi.

Parasite Gallery is an artist-run space built out of ideas surrounding institutional critique. Parasite presents new modes of art-making, in particular those that situate LGBTQ+ artistic practice within a wider conversation on the socio-political context of everyday life.

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  • 448 Karangahape Rd
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland