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Colour, culture and connotation at Fresh Gallery

Colour, culture and connotation at Fresh Gallery

Throughout the history of art around the world, colour plays a role which is powerful, symbolic and purposeful. The visual power of the colours red and black in Tongan art, symbolising the masculine and the feminine, respectively, have been particularly influential.

Opening tomorrow at Fresh Gallery Ōtara “I See Red I See Red I See Red” is the latest exhibition by south Auckland based Tongan artist Benjamin Work, exploring the power and significance of the colours red (kula) and black (uli) in Tongan culture.

Work exhibited delves into contemporary use of these colours and their connection to modern Tongan society and, in particular, Tongan youth.

The exhibition has strong visual impact and compels us to question our connection to and experience of colour.

I See Red I See Red I See Red
Benjamin Work
Fresh Gallery Ōtara
13 March 6pm - 26 April 2014
Artist floor talk: 12 – 1pm, Saturday 29 March

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