Hand-Held features three sculptors whose practices variously intersect and diverge to create dynamic works built upon sincere considerations of materiality and balance. Featured artists include: Turumeke Harrington, Ben Pearce and Hannah Valentine.
Oscillating between a robust minimalism and a lightness of touch, the works in this exhibition possess a distinctly graceful quality. There is an acquiescence between the handmade and aspects of mass production, with the incorporation of everyday materials and industrial processes. Harrington, Pearce, and Valentine each operate within and rely upon the mechanisms of a broader community – individually juggling the demands of working, parenting, and whānau to define both a physical and creative space for their practices to coexist.