Turning a page, starting a chapter presents major new artworks by three exciting Aotearoa-based artists. This exhibition continues Gus Fisher Gallery’s interest in working with artists and site, enabling artists to present ambitious experimental artworks in a heritage setting. Through sculpture, video and audio, the artists in this exhibition expand or revisit aspects of their practice, embarking on new chapters where the potential for dialogue and fresh lines of enquiry can emerge.
Branching through the distinct architectural spaces of Gus Fisher Gallery, the artists examine histories of surface, environment and place in different ways. As the first home of Radio 1YA broadcasting studios, architectural motifs of radio waves inform the creation of kupesi patterns. Alongside, narratives of storytelling merge into filmic and sculptural compositions where ideas of recording and re-telling personal and shared histories intertwine.
Turning a page, starting a chapter embraces the artistic potential of experimentation through the creation of artworks that speak to new threads of art-making and the sites that they temporarily inhabit.
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