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Urban Anxiety Art Exhibition


Urban Anxiety Art Exhibition

Daniel Unverricht para-noir 16 September - 4 October 2003 Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland OPENING FUNCTION 16 SEPTEMBER 5 -7PM

For para-noir Unverricht has created representational oil on canvas paintings of nocturnal urban images. Unverricht describes his work as having, "areas of inespacability and multiple choice exits", but it is the lack of a clear escape route that is often most prominant and disquieting in his work.

In para-noir Unverricht conjures a dead-of-night urban anxiety. In the still, empty silence of his spaces is a sense of foreboding, an unidentified impending danger. His urban landscapes hold unnamed threat in their impenetrable shadows. Urban paranoia prevails, every unlit place has the potential for violence.

By turning his focus to the dangers of modern city life Unverricht reminds us of safer times past when people knew their neighbours and their neighbourhoods.

Unverricht is influenced by hardboiled 50's crime fiction and his experiences of provincial city life in Hastings.

Daniel Unverricht is a recent Elam MFA graduate. He has been a twice winner of the supreme award at the Hawke's Bay Art Review, Hawke's Bay Museum; a two time Wallace Award finalist; a finalist in the Nokia Art Awards - Asia Pacific and a finalist in this years Norsewear Art Award. His work is in the collections of James Wallace, Hawke's Bay Museum and leading NZ artists whose work he admires, such as photographer Laurence Aberhart.

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