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Combined Opening | Edwards + Johann | Essential Matter | Southern Paradigms
May 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On the Seam of Things – Constellations #1 (2016), Drawing on C-type photograph, diptych
First Floor Galleries
Please join us for the Combined Opening Celebration of Events Growing From The Edge Of Spaces, exhibiting recent works by the artist duo Edwards Johann, and of Essential Matter, curated by 2017 Wallace Arts Trust Summer Intern Jemma Giorza.
Edwards and Johann’s collaborative work interweaves drawing, painting, performative activities, video and installation with photography.
The works On the Seam of Things – Constellations and Constellations – drawing strength reflect on our basic human condition: to connect, work, play and test the space we inhabit in order to deal with crises and to grow.
The series An Embezzlement of Sort is a dark, yet playful space of human propositions to ‘unknown’ events.
An interest in the ways artists explore and interact with the land provides the formative basis for Essential Matter, with a specific focus on the often undervalued quality of the earth in its a raw materiality.
Southern Paradigms: Contemporary Dunedin presents an energetic cross section of the contemporary Dunedin scene, bringing together a diverse range of artists and art forms that collide under their connection to the South.