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Exhibitions at Roar Gallery May 2004

Exhibitions at Roar Gallery May 2004

Transformation by Poppy Moore

This body of work by Island Bay artist Poppy Moore holds two thoughts - The hope of change and Seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.

What can an artist do, when one has to the desire to express with exuberant colour, and has no canvas, nor board to work on?

But plenty of newspapers - why not newspaper?

A material that maybe viewed as only having a shelf life of 24 hours.

Poppy has been able to extend the lifeline of this material not only in a 2 dimensional form but has pushed the used by date further by using it in the third dimension as well.

The extension involved having the leap of faith - mind over matter, with cutting into what was a complete piece: score it, fold it, adhere it and assemble with precision and care.

Somnambulance by Audrey Slater

Wellington artist Audrey Slater has been influenced by Suprematism and Abstract Expressionism. Suprematism is purely abstract, comprising of form, colour and composition and is non-representational.

With this new influence, not only has there been a visual changed to her work, but Audrey's colour palette has taken on a more sombre tone, with hints of More her past romance with colour peeking out from under the layers of textured oil paint.

Audrey describes her work as" slightly intuitive, yet at the same time preconceived...slightly."

Enduring Image by Justin Tate

Ancient artefacts meet 21st century technology in Justin Tate's latest collection of works. Justin's purpose is to move beyond the graphic artwork which he himself has created through computer aided design, bestowing a sense of the tangible upon selected 'ancient artefacts'.

This bestowal is achieved through the medium of screen print, whereby aside from computer design, Justin develops photo and screen stencils which he then uses to carry out the screen printing process.

As well as marrying the old with the new, Justin has identified and worked to address the difference in racial and cultural characteristics found in the artefacts through minimal, predominantly dual colour screen prints.


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