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New Exhibitions: The Water Show & Fiona Connor


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The Water Show - Susie Pratt

Please find attached the media release for the following exhibitions opening at The Physics Room on Tuesday 6 May 2008, 5.30pm.

The Water Show

Harold Grieves & Alan Lacan, Sam Hartnett, Amy Howden-Chapman, Sophie Jerram, Miranda Parkes, Susie Pratt, Jonathan Smart

7-31 May 2008

Opening preview: Tuesday 6 May 2008, 5.30pm

screening room / exhibition space C

Fiona Connor

7-31 May 2008

Opening preview: Tuesday 6 May 2008, 5.30pm

THE KIOSK

A Physics Room Public Art Site

(cnr High, Lichfield and Manchester Streets)

Lemmings

Daniel Dorall

9 May-5 June 2008

Please visit our website
www.physicsroom.org.nz to view images and for more information regarding the
exhibitions.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS AT THE PHYSICS ROOM

The Water Show
Harold Grieves & Alan Lacan, Sam Hartnett, Amy Howden-Chapman, Sophie Jerram, Miranda Parkes, Susie Pratt, Jonathan Smart
7–31 May 2008

Opening preview: Tuesday 6 May 2008, 5.30pm


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The Water Show - Miranda Parkes

Whether you have to go out of your way to get the good stuff, or pay each time you turn on the tap, water continues to be a subtle but problematic entity within many urban contexts. The Water Show consequently addresses some of the issues faced when water is treated as a resource. Incorporating works by a range of New Zealand artists such as Sam Hartnett (Auckland), Amy Howden-Chapman (Wellington), Sophie Jerram (Wellington), Miranda Parkes (Christchurch) and Susie Pratt (currently based in Wales), The Water Show also presents responses to more local contexts via inclusions by Harold Grieves & Alan Lacan and Jonathan Smart.

Whether tracking the politics, infrastructure and spheres of influence that underlie the management of water, or documenting more subjective terrain with an eye for the ecological as well as the aesthetic, The Water Show ultimately seeks to raise awareness and offer its audience some creative responses to water’s circulation and its ever increasing value.

The Physics Room receives major funding from Creative New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa.

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screening room / exhibition space C
Fiona Connor
7–31 May 2008

Opening preview: Tuesday 6 May 2008, 5.30pm


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Fiona Connor - Free Literature 3

Using the gallery as a material in and of itself and creating a situation where everything matters, Fiona Connor presents to us screening room / exhibition space C. By replicating and echoing surfaces that in this case forge an all inclusive plinth which potentially activates the possibilities of everyday happenings, here Connor utilises the pre-existing gallery space as a model for the raised floor construction she’s created, which is an elevated carbon copy of what would normally be encountered within the space.

This rising tide of construction flooding the room not only supports the concurrent exhibition surrounding the politics of water, but also the works on paper presented in the existing Physics Room publication stand. Here the interests motivating Connor’s large-scale architectural intervention extend subtly outside of that space, as other echoes of representation merge with the more communal, everyday spaces of The Physics Room for an audience familiar enough to notice them.

Fiona Connor graduated from the University of Auckland in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts. Connor is a member of artist-run initiative Gambia Castle, and former board member of Special Gallery in Auckland. She has held a number of solo exhibitions, most recently, Old Buildings, Gambia Castle, Auckland, 2007; Free Literature, Window, Auckland, 2007; and 536 Days and 88388 km Away, Special Gallery, Auckland, 2006. Recent group exhibitions include You Are Here, ARTSPACE, Auckland, 2008; The World (will soon turn our way), Gambia Castle (offsite), Auckland, 2008; Things you would find in a library, Engine Room, Wellington, 2008; en permute, MAS, Barcelona, 2007; Forestaurant, City Art Rooms, Auckland / HSP, Christchurch, 2007; and Shack, University of California, San Diego, 2006.

The Physics Room receives major funding from Creative New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa.


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