Two Rooms presents an ambitious painting installation by Christchurch based artist, Helen Calder.
For some years Calder has made three-dimensional paintings that investigate the interface of painting and sculpture She explores the limits of the medium offering a direct physical engagement with the materiality of paint, its weight, tactility and malleability and colour. These ‘paint-skins’, as she calls them, are made to hang in space, with the ability to quiver and move. Concern with colour, form and how painting operates in space when freed of its traditional support on canvas and stretcher is at the heart of Calder’s practice.
This project was previously installed at The National in Christchurch and Calder is re-imagining it, occupying an elongated space at Two Rooms, with the intention of allowing the viewer to physically encounter the tactile plasticity of paint.
Opening Event: Thursday 16 November, 5.30 – 7.00pm.
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