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Elke Finkenauer & Sean McDonnell at Depot Artspace

Depot Artspace Exhibition Openings - Saturday 17 August

We would be pleased if you could join us for the openings of Elke Finkenauer & Sean McDonnell: A Place in the World and Cynthia McKenzie: Spanish Steps at the Depot Artspace on Saturday 17 August, 3 - 4.30pm.

Elke Finkenauer & Sean McDonnell: A Place in the World
17 August – 29 August

Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 17 August 3 – 4.30pm

Elke Finkenauer’s works are inspired by New Zealand domestic gardens, a place of expression, contradictions and joie de vivre. In her practice she explores the language of drawing in the expanded field. She is particularly interested in line, gesture, surface and process.

Sean McDonnell’s works are based on the common themes of life, death, and the frailty of life, conveyed through forms and motifs such as hearts, skulls, clouds and flowers. His works are visual questions to himself and by making his thoughts visual he hopes to navigate his way toward a place of understanding.

Through their practices each artist attempts to understand their place in the world.  They reflect on aspects of human nature and ponder impossible questions such as what it means to be human.  Their works are sites of contemplation – they are attempts at understanding, whilst also being acknowledgements that understanding is a state of constant flux.

Cynthia McKenzie: Spanish Steps
17 August – 29 August

Opening in the Outerspace Gallery
Saturday 17 August 3 – 4.30pm

Following her recent trip to Spain, Cynthia McKenzie has created a body of work inspired by the famous pilgrimage, El Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James.

Cynthia’s 12 pastel landscapes and scenes represent what touched her along the Way of St. James. Her 12 paintings acknowledge the 12 Stations of the Cross; they are a reference to the history of the pilgrimage. Her journey was about reflection and contemplation, where the walking mirrored the internal journey as well as the physical steps. Memory has played a key part in the creation of Cynthia’s work; her paintings express the wonderful experience she had, both physically and spiritually.

Depot Artspace 28 Clarence St, Devonport, Auckland. Ph: 09 963 2331
 Opening hours: Mon: 12pm – 5pm Tue-Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 3pm
Public Holidays: 11am – 3pm


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