Category: 2023 Exhibition

Hana Carpenter et al

Hana Carpenter, Chantel Matthews, Tony Guo and Erich Roebeck
22 February – 11 March 2023

Dinner parties can bring the unlikeliest of guests together from the awkward first “hello” bonding over the mundane to discreetly exiting stage left. Whether they are our beloved ones or those we no longer speak to, ‘the dinner party’ offers an unexpected yet intimate gathering of works that seek connection, love and acceptance. From figurative painting and abstraction to interaction and installation, although these artists are diverse in medium and conceptual thought, they all advocate community by embracing the multiples through a space of convivial sharing and unity.

Josh Carlier

Josh Carlier
22 February – 11 March 2023

Entanglement (2022) is an exploration of the extended self, and the objects that appear within this space, be it sound, light, thought or sensation. The project primarily engages with water, the various forms it takes, and the places it resides. It began as an investigation into the sources of Auckland’s water supply, before shifting into a more general inquiry into the state of the environments surrounding Auckland’s reservoirs. Entanglement examines human interventions and their ecological impacts, and reflects on how we are all physically involved as consumers of water produced in the Hunua and Waitakere ranges.

Photography by Ardit Hoxha

Gabi Lardies

Gabi Lardies
11 January – 4 February 2023

In December, while visiting family in Buenos Aires, I found the city in a football world cup frenzy. Shops shut during matches, and people would gather around screens, either in homes, bars, shop windows or in the public fan zones where supersized screens were set up in plazas and parks. It seemed most of the population was Messi, adorned in blue and white stripes and a bold 10 on their backs.

The recent history of Argentina is marred with chronic economic crisis, ever rising inflation and constant political corruption. In general, people don’t feel proud of their nation – they feel it could have been great, it was once great, but in the last 100 or so years its potential has been squandered. Football is the exception. The national team garners fervour across political and class divides. Here is a break from everything that sucks – instead there is joy, social unity, morale, and Messi, to whom they bow.

To the Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, the dogmatic nationalism stirred by this mass mania was problematic. “Nationalism,” he wrote, “only allows for affirmations, and every doctrine that discards doubt, negation, is a form of fanaticism and stupidity.” He followed with “football is aesthetically ugly… it is popular because stupidity is popular.”

After the world cup final, millions crowded the streets. “Somos campeones” (We are champions) echoed through the media and into the celebrations.

Photography by Ardit Hoxha

Jermaine Alhambra and Liam Mooney

Jermaine Alhambra and Liam Mooney
11 January – 4 February 2023

replace or to be replaced; alternate.
a small tiny piece of metal or plastic used as an ornament.
coming after something in time; reflecting.

sub(sequin)ce explores a shared embodied process of making that allows both Jermaine and Liam to touch on elements of their Asian and queer identities using mass-produced and variety store products. The artists allow the qualities of such materials to hold agency within a space by manipulating them in response to their own experience and creating profound objects that portray specific personal encounters.

Photography by Ardit Hoxha

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