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House Studies

April 15 - May 7, 2016

Curated by Sophie Bannan
 
 
Installation view - works by Emma Fitts and Kim Pieters
 
Emma Fitts - Amuri County on Grass Mat; Isle of Bechou Sark on Grass Mat   
Emma Fitts - Anorak for Rowena Cade; Blouse and Trousers for Olivia Spencer Bower
 
The following extract is from a text written by curator Sophie Bannan, to accompany the exhibition House Studies.
 
"House Studies brings together work by artists that is the product (or work-in-progress) of exhaustive research into specific practitioners.

The work in this exhibition expands a certain logic, the logic here being understanding or knowing the thing and its facts. It looks widely beyond the thing, pulls in other things, disrupts the logic. This disruption is where a feeling can be made.

As a curatorial proposition, House Studies prioritises feeling over thinking.

Between the artists in this exhibition, and the practitioners that form the subject of their research, a fictional community of practice is formed.

There are ghosts in this room.

Some can be named: Olivia Spencer Bower, William Sutton, Pierre Bonnard, Marcel Broodthaers.
 
And some are less specific: St Kevin’s Arcade, 133 Manchester Street, the M.E. Mahoney house, Canterbury studio ceramics, the Central Otago hills, Olivia’s tussocks, a kiln with myths, the coast of the North Island, the remains of a Chinese settlement in Arrowtown...."
 

Selected works

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Kim Pieters

kfpieters - otago wildflowers AND the chinese poll tax AND bonnard’s colour I/II

 
Emma Fitts
 
Emma Fitts - Blouse and Trousers for Olivia Spencer Bower; Working Wall    
Emma Fitts - Blouse and Trousers for Olivia Spencer Bower; Anorak for Rowena Cade
 
Emma Fitts -  Bomber Jacket for Marilyn Waring    
Emma Fitts -  Pelted Plains on Grass Mat;  Working Wall
 
 
Keir Leslie
 
Keir Leslie - installation view, glazed porcelain   
Keir Leslie - glazed porcelain (detail)
 
 
Daegan Wells
 
Daegan Wells -  Private Lodgings (William Sutton's Garden) Photographs     
Daegan Wells - Private Lodgings (William Sutton's Garden Drawing)
 
 
Sophie Bannan
 
Sophie Bannan - Untitled (M. E. Mahoney ceramic)         
Sophie Bannan - Untitled (M. E. Mahoney house)
 
 
Louise Menzies
 
Louise Menzies - The Garden of M.B. (Film Still)
 
 
 
List of works
 
Emma Fitts
Pelted Plains on Grass Mat, Leather and sheepskin, 2015. $2500
Working Wall, Denim and linen, 2014. $1700
Blouse and Trousers for Olivia Spencer Bower, Silk, 2015. Courtesy of Olivia Spencer Bower Trust 
Anorak for Rowena Cade, Oilskin and silk, 2014. $3000
Bomber Jacket for Marilyn Waring, Denim and silk, 2014. $3000
Isle of Bechou Sark on Grass Mat, Grass and silk, 2015. $2000
Amuri County on Grass Mat, Grass, felt, metal and silk, 2015. $2000
 
Louise Menzies
The Garden of M.B.,16mm film projection, 2:30, 2013. POA
 
Sophie Bannan
Untitled (M. E. Mahoney ceramic), Polaroid, 2015. $800
Untitled (M. E. Mahoney house), Polaroid, 2014. $800
 
kfpieters
otago wildflowers AND the chinese poll tax AND bonnard’s colour I/II, Mixed media on board,
1220mm x 1530mm, 2015. $6000
 
Daegan Wells
Private Lodgings (William Sutton's Garden), Silver gelatin prints (editions of 1) 2016. $650ea
Private Lodgings (William Sutton's Garden Drawing), Canvas, organic matter, 2016.
 
Keir Leslie
Untitled, Glazed porcelain, 2016. $200-600ea
 
Nina Oberg Humphries
3 Flights, 30 years and A Brown Paper Bag, Sound, 2015. Interviews courtesy of Radio NZ
 
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