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8th Sep 2020 - 28th Sep 2020

Microcosms – Saskia Bunce-Rath, Lisa Patterson, Dean Vernooy

Lisa Patterson
Lyttelton based artist Lisa Patterson’s meticulously handcrafted objects incorporate elemental materials such as wood and lead, investing simple motifs with a sense of mystery and revelation reminiscent of age-old allusions to religious or ritualistic icons and hidden worlds. This sense of secrecy and wonder is supported by the small scale of many of Patterson’s works and the artisanal nature of the shaping and carving involved in their production.

Saskia Bunce-Rath
Saskia Bunce-Rath explores mood and quasi-narratives through her embroidered works. Scenes and animalistic characters tell stories full of surreal myth and mystery crossed with her personal life. Bunce-Rath creates these worlds using bold thread that ripples through each composition like brushstrokes leaping out of their frames.

Dean Venrooy
Canterbury artist Dean Venrooy’s small, crystalline oil paintings are perfectly structured re-enactments of the natural environment of Banks Peninsula. Using the landscape of his home, on the edge of Lyttelton Harbour, as the building blocks for his work, he presents objects – tables, books, ladders, altar-like cloths – and birds corralled within the hills and valleys into small symmetries of colour and form: fragile as daydreams; as real as the landscape out his window.

illuminatorLisa Patterson
Monumental Horse’s ArseLisa Patterson
ILLUMINATORLisa Patterson
‘tell me about the glass road that sits in the sky over our heads, I feel calm right to my edges’Saskia Bunce-Rath
I think you are a hawk made of iceSaskia Bunce-Rath
in the places where bodies meet, a soul grows tall, taller than long grassesSaskia Bunce-Rath
I give them all crowns and kiss their hollow cheeks, I tell them it’s brave to be free in the night airSaskia Bunce-Rath
GatewayDean Venrooy
GatewayDean Venrooy
GatewayDean Venrooy
Home ComfortsDean Venrooy
Home ComfortsDean Venrooy
Home ComfortsDean Venrooy
Home ComfortsDean Venrooy
Home ComfortsDean Venrooy