Nine Artists collects different movements in painting, drawing and sculpture by Aotearoa artists. The articles, interviews and short essays chart practices devoted to the task of arranging form and its infinite potential, whether through colour, brushwork, shape or line.
The publication explores works that hold evidence of the maker’s decisions, rather than an executed plan or picture. Arrangements where an entirely new image or assemblage is built. The practices share a willingness to adapt to incidents throughout making and crafting.
The artworks are interpreted for their approach or procedure that eventuates in one exciting leap. Meditating on the dance of enquiries or tough negotiations that have accomplished an idea both sure and unfamiliar. Where attitude, intention and language are clarified for a moment before the maker sets themselves a new challenge.
Artists featured include Yvonne Abercrombie, Kristy Gorman, Hadley Hodgkinson, Emma Smith, Lorene Taurerewa, Tim Thatcher, Gabriel Tiongson, Tyrone Te Waa and Tira Walsh.
Published by Salt and Greyboy Press, edited by Marie Shannon and designed by William Bardebes.
- Dimensions: 150 x 240 mm
- Binding: PUR perfect binding
- ISBN: 978-0-473-68114-2
Stockist: Michael Lett Books (Auckland)
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Corporeal Cacophonies - Tyrone Te Waa
Enjoyment accented with ritual is a salient quality of Tyrone Te Waa’s practice. Working to manoeuvre material, shape and colour, the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland-based artist...
Like a Moth to a Flame - Tira Walsh
Stealth-mode reflects Tira Walsh’s recent output, synthesizing abstract painting, urban environments, and power relations into pictorial worlds where the logic is order versus havoc.
Sanc Gallery, Auckland, 2021
Tugging tribulations are described in the paintings in No Hem: Handling deviance in inhabited worlds. Figures inhabiting interior spaces are still, while the presence of the other is felt, the figures remain de-socialised from one another. The works hold pestering forces and dubious future conditions.