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‘Sally can See’ & ‘PaperWorks’ - Roar Gallery

‘Sally can See’
New works on and with paper, by Sally Hughes

A group show of works on paper by Wellington Artists

For more information or photos please contact Sian Torrington at;
ROAR! gallery, 1st Floor, 55 Abel Smith Street

Opening 6th April at 5.30pm, running till 15th April

Gallery hours; Weds 11-5pm, Thurs 11-6pm,
Fri 11-5pm, Sat 11-5pm, Sun 12-4pm

‘Sally can See’ is an exploration of looking, seeing, and drawing as a record.
Sally was born with a rare visual impairment which leaves her with tunnel vision, short sightedness, an extreme sensitivity to light and an inability to recognise some colours. Sally’s drawings can be seen as a way of exploring her world, of tracing the visible with charcoal, and exploring the invisible with colours which speak of the gulf between the artist’s vision and the audiences, who view expressionistic vibrant use of colour. A persistent exploration of various methods of colour application has enabled her to use colour with clarity.

In this show, she presents works on paper, using both charcoal and acrylics. Also on show will be some of her new works, which are works with paper, exploring it as a sculptural material.

Also showing is PaperWorks, a group show of unframed works on paper from Wellington artists. These explore the wide possibilities of drawing, with works ranging from dense mark making in biro and pencil by Timothy Leatigaga which resonate with some of the work from the recent ‘Obsessive Drawing’ show in New York, to large scale free form wall drawings by Athena Moisa. These works speak of the role of the body in drawing, where the firm press of a hand or the expansive sweep of the arm is revealed in the mark making which we are presented with.


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