• Shannon Novak

The Open Window exhibition space continues with New Plymouth-born Shannon Novak’s Sub Rosa turning our attention to the secrecy and isolation of gay intimacy. Transforming the Gallery’s exterior window space into a historical scene of intimacy, Novak expands this remembered moment with elements of fantasy, conflating the experience of secrecy and fear with the notions of openness and safety. Sub Rosa expands beyond the Open Window and Novak’s personal experience into the Gallery’s hallway and bathrooms to reflect upon the experiences of gay men in New Plymouth, both historical and present day.

Curated by Paul Brobbel.

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  • 42 Queen Street
  • New Plymouth