Sure To Rise is a pop-up exhibition opening Friday the 31 of October, in the James Smith building in central Wellington. It show cases new work from seven artists who have consistently produced strong evocative and sometimes challenging work. From 2011 and 2012 all seven artists would be part of a small group that showed at ‘a gallery’ a small Dunedin gallery at the far end of Princess Street. The gallery showed artists that produced work that fell in-between what would be shown in the handful of local commercial galleries and the one or two art project spaces.
From Philip James Frosts signature messy colourful works of text and line mixed with pop and grime. To Sharon Singers fairytale fantasy dreamscapes that hint at a darkness that lurks just bellow the surface. Singers works echoes the dark distopian urban photographs by Justin Spiers. Rachael Taylor has produced an intimate series of what could be botanical illustrations from a distant world. Simon Attwoolls new prints inspired by a random box of photographs of unknown children and the recent spat of high school shootings.
Sam Ovens with another humorous attack on current social politics rendered in violent colours and a larger than life hand-stitched ‘My Little Pony’ By Jay Hutchinson.
Please join us for a drink at the opening at 6:00pm Friday 31st October
Ground Floor, Saint James Building, Corner of Cuba and Manners Street
Wellington, New Zealand. Exhibition open for viewing 9:00am till 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday 1-2 November
Copies of the Publication B L I N D / H A T E still available…