Terminal 8 presents "Connect" at the Thistle Hall
Terminal 8 presents "Connect" at the Thistle Hall.
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Thistle Hall Gallery
293 Cuba Street Monday 21th of October 5pm – 7.30pm.
www.sarahalbisser.com www.marisaschuler.com We are two Swiss artists; Sarah Albisser and Marisa Schuler. We have been working on art projects over the past eight years.
We met at Art School in Switzerland 2005. In January 2007 we came to New Zealand and lived on Waiheke Island for four years before moving to Wellington.
‘Connect’ will be a series of Drawings, Paintings, Prints and Collage which portray some of the connections we have made and continue to discover in our lives. After having a successful exhibition in June 2012 we are pleased to be back at the Thistle Hall.
Making Connections is what life is about. We cannot be "out there" unless we are also "in here.
"If I am only for myself who am I, and if I am only for others, what am I.
Marisa Schuler Artist Profile Marisa is originally from Buerglen, a quiet mountain village in Switzerland and attended Farbmuehle Art School in Lucerne, before immigrating to New Zealand in 2007. Since living in New Zealand, Marisa has been involved in several art projects.
Art Projects: - 2013 Home Exhibition, Days Bay, Eastbourne - 2012 Graphic Design Course, Wellington - 2012 Combined exhibition at the Thistle Hall, Wellington - 2012 Heidi in Transit: Dance performance and original sound, Fringe Festival, Wellington - 2011 Performance & Sound with Nancy& Norman band, Wellington - 2010 Transfacing, combined exhibition, Art Gallery Waiheke Island - 2010 Small things, group exhibition, Waiheke Island - 2009 Botox Baby: Composed Music Track and performance, Waiheke Island - 2008 Small things, group exhibition, Waiheke Island - 2007 The Dead Dolls: Dance performance with the band „Clench“, Waiheke Island - 2006 Group Exhibition Farmuehle, Switzerland Marisa’s body of work largely explores ideas such as: What is the norm? Human sexuality and Human behaviour. Marisa has always connected with cultural movement 'Dada'. The Dada movement challenges "art regulations" (antiknstlerisch), and is provocative, playful and at times non-sensical in the use of collage and other art forms. The historical value of recycled material inspires her work. She re-uses objects which have already existed somewhere in time, taken up spaces, and held meaning for places or people. Objects, which may be viewed by the world as no longer having purpose or potential.
Marisa’s work is designed to offer the viewers their own unique interpretation of it, and to continue the journey of new meaning and purpose.
Sarah Albisser Artist Profile
Sarah Albisser completed her studies as a contemporary dancer in 1996 at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York. Her career as an independent dancer and choreographer includes founding the dance theatre company Waterproof in 2001.
The company has had successful performances in Switzerland, India and New Zealand with awards in 2002 for new comers and 2003 for her work as a dancer and choreographer. In 2006 she received a certificate in art from Farbmuehle in Switzerland following a one-year painting course at the Art Station in Auckland.
Exhibitions - 2013 NZ Art Show, Single Artist Wall - 2013 Cobar Restaurant, Days Bay, Eastbourne - 2013 Tuttiart Gallery, Lucerne Switzerland - 2012 Designmade, Wellington - 2012 Kunstkeramik Lucerne, Switzerland - 2012 Combined exhibition at the Thistle Hall, Wellington - 2011 Exhibition at House of Hedone, Auckland - 2010 Transfacing, combined exhibition, Art Gallery Waiheke Island - 2008-2010 Small things, group exhibition, Waiheke Island - 2008 Group exhibition at art station, Auckland I am interested in emotions, expressions and mental states.
In the past I have never used images or photos of faces, all my portraits are developed through improvisation.
In my paintings I am trying to capture expressions, feelings, moods and mental states.
I believe our hard drive has stored thousands of these feelings, thoughts and expressions.
I am fascinated how each of us has our unique expression of who we are.
Art has given me a mental space, and a freedom, which allows me to transform the world into an aesthetic form.
Art is an expression of freedom, if it ever loses its point it loses its function.
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