Claudia Pond Eyley 'A Brief Survey of 40 Years of Drawing'
Satellite Gallery is honoured to exhibit these works as part of the Depot’s Cultural Icons project. Claudia's interview, part of the Cultural Icons series, will be available online at www.culturalicons.co.nz on Wednesday 31 August.
What: Claudia Pond Eyley 'A Brief Survey of 40 Years of Drawing'
Where: Satellite Gallery, Cnr St Benedicts St + Newton Rd, Newton, Auckland
When: Friday 2 September, 5.30 - 7pm (exhibition continues until 20 September).
Claudia Pond Eyley presents a selection of works on paper:
“As a visual artist the act of drawing has always facilitated a meditative mood of exploration in nature, observation of still life, structures and the human figure. Drawing is a starting point for ideas and inspires the resource material for many public commissions that I have had the privilege to engage in.”
Selected from among 900 works, this exhibition reflects the variety of subjects Claudia has studied over four decades; nature, landscape, still life and the human figure.
Among the works are drawings that inspired and were the resource material for many of the public commissions Claudia has engaged in; the Stokes Road, Mt. Eden, 20 metre mural, a test piece for street art in 1980; the High Court panels in Waterloo Quadrant, based on the history of the land of Auckland - Tamaki Makaurau; Auckland University panels for the Arts Commerce Building; a collaborative mural with Pat Hanly - “Flying Colours (with Invention)”; Stained glass windows in the Chapel at Lady Allum Home in Milford; and 11 windows at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church in Parnell, created with Glassworks in hand blown glass from Lyon, France.
“I find that drawing is a quick way of recording the flow of ideas. A painting will take weeks to complete, a drawing on paper will catch the energy in a session. 3B pencils, a craft knife, pens and a block of drawing paper and I can go into the bush and draw for hours, lost in time and space, reflecting the forms, patterns and texture that the natural environment holds.”