Manuals for Tools: The Intersection of Words and Things
Acrophobics on a tight rope, one inch off the ground.
Anticipated serendipity, the deaf can feel sound.
Acutely apathetic, because anarchy rules!
Abundant spiritual poverty, monkeys can use tools. (1).
1. Bare, t. (n.d.). Monkeys (can use tools). Retrieved March 06, 2014, from http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=262399
Series 1 (x 5) works
Words and Tools combined /viable dimensions
No. 1 Book, paint and roller
No. 2 Book, paint and table tennis net
No. 3 Book, Paint and gun
No. 4 Book and paint
No. 5 Book, tape and paint
5th March 2014, 500x700mm, acrylic & resin-oilcolour on linen.
Justin Jade Morgan in conjunction with PAULNACHE, Gisborne, NZ presents…
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Exhibition: 7-29 March 2014
Featuring Rohan Wealleans, Ryan Ballinger, Gary Peters, Reuben Paterson, Roger Boyce, Tiffany Singh, Mark Harvey, Samin Son, Marc Freeman, Sanjay Theodore, Bevan Shaw, Raewyn Turner, Scott Gardiner, Hye Rim Lee, Shannon Novak, Ben Pearce, Janine Randerson, Marie Shannon, Douglas Stichbury, Ian-John Hutchinson, Zena Elliot, Chris Wells, Evan Woodruffe, Matt Arbuckle, Judy Millar, Otis Frizzell, Sian Torrington, Megan Dunn, Michelle Osbourne, Juan Ford, David Creed, Angela Rossitto, Shane McGrath, Matt Couper, Brydee Rood, James R Ford, Matt Randall, Mark Curtis, Mike Weston, White Fungus, Baye Riddell, Sonya Lacey, Ged Guy, Jamie Chapman, Diane Scott, Anne-Marie Jean, Glenn Burrell, Denise, Batchelor, Paul Walsh, Isla Osborne, Carman Rogers, Ian Clothier, Teresa Goodin, Rozanna Lee, Matt Dowman, Douglas Stichbury, Amber Pearson, Glen Snow, Tony Nicholls, Josephine Cachemaille, James Ormsby, Mike Tupaea and more…
Heidi Brickell completed an MFA at Elam in 2011. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Artspace, Rm Gallery, Ferari Space, Window Gallery, George Fraser Gallery, The Audio Foundation, Cross Street Studios, and has had writing published in Gambia Castle’s Reader #11 ‘Field Trips in Artificial Weather’ , Papakura Art Gallery’s ‘Animal Incarnations’ in accompaniment to the exhibition of the same name, and is awaiting the release of another written piece in Auckland art publication ‘Magasine #4: Interviews’. This is her first solo exhibition with Paul Nache.
The loneliness of the spectator: Standing in front of a painting, we are alone. How we experience the painting is not universal but individual; the image will rouse personal memories, associations, and cultural meanings, giving us our unique view. We can share our appreciation, our rush of feelings, our intrigue about the work with others, swapping interpretations and pointing out areas of fascination, but our whole experience of the painting will remain a personal embodiment. Unable to completely communicate our experience and have our own view vindicated by others leaves us alone and open to doubt and uncertainty. We attempt to follow the artist’s language, guess at the associations and meanings dripping from particular marks and representations, but we’re only guessing. This uncertainty about the image is what keeps it fluid, open to the possibilities either surfacing from our prolonged study or from hearing others’ opinions. Being unable to reach a consensus, incapable of tying the painting to a specific definition, prevents the story from finishing and keeps the work vital. Woodruffe’s paintings present an area of exchange between us and the world, where we can trade experiences and knowledge back and forth across the image. They do not represent a specific happening that the artist is trying to communicate to you, the spectator. Rather, they are sites of negotiation that encourage you to converse with them through your particular cultural and personal history; they encourage a conversation, an unfolding story that is yours alone. Contact the Gallery to request a price list. The exhibition runs from the 7th of February until the 1st of March 2014.
Evan Woodruffe, ‘On the Beach’ Series, Watercolour and mixed media on paper, 30 x 21cm unframed Email a purchase enquiry
PAULNACHE and Matthew Couper present ‘BURDEN’ tableau 2014 (00:01:24)