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Turumeke Harrington: (Tīkaro) Slowly Dawning

April 21, 2022 - May 14, 2022

Courtesy: the artist and Page Galleries, Wellington.

Light, paint, and water coalesce in Turumeke Harrrington’s solo exhibition (Tīkaro) Slowly Dawning.

A suite of jelly-coloured light works feature cut-out motifs of tuna (eel), hare, tī kōuka (cabbage tree), and whetū (star). The frosted acrylic lights appear almost as zoetropes or early animation wheels, lending the creatures a sense of implied movement. Tīkaro – to pick, scoop, tear or gouge out – alludes most literally to the technical process of creating these works, but also speaks to Harrington’s propensity to keep prodding and poking at objects, forms, and materials, endlessly playing with, and playing out concepts until a new idea dawns, swiftly followed by another, and another.

Alongside the twelve coloured lights are a series of corresponding watercolours depicting tī kōuka, their warm hues pulled from the shifting palette of the sky. In contrast to the highly polished industrially manufactured lights, these delicate works on paper reveal something charmingly intimate about the repetitive and meditative act of making, with the artist’s hand, and her delight in the process immediately evident.

Opening: Thursday 21 April 5-7pm

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Details

Start:
April 21, 2022
End:
May 14, 2022

Organiser

Page Galleries
Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
Email:
info@pagegalleries.co.nz
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Venue

Page Galleries
42 Victoria Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
View Venue Website

Details

Start:
April 21, 2022
End:
May 14, 2022

Organiser

Page Galleries
Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
Email:
info@pagegalleries.co.nz
View Organiser Website

Venue

Page Galleries
42 Victoria Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
+ Google Map
Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
View Venue Website