close to the wind

Ann Shelton | close to the wind
Two rooms Gallery
Curated by Heather Galbraith

close to the wind sets up conversations between selected works by Ann Shelton (2001-2019), and 19th century historical vernacular photography from a private collection, in order to identify and attend to certain omissions and presences. Shelton’s works presented here, tap into a range of urgent societal concerns and tensions, prioritizing female experiences and narratives; including access to abortion, fertility and women’s relationships to crime. The title of the exhibition alludes to the idiom of ‘sailing too close to the wind’, where an individual and/or action is on the verge of doing something illegal or improper, or when a scenario includes a key agent or character who has intentionally or unknowingly moved towards implied danger or precarity. close to the wind seeks to provide a space for consideration of some of the societal frameworks that suppress, define, pass judgement, essentialise or denigrate female experience, and a tendency to perpetually, repeatedly, sail too close to the wind. Read the full text here -https://tworooms.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/close-to-the-wind-by-Heather-Galbraith.pdf

Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
The Lady’s Maid, Valerian (Valerian sp.), 2019
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett
Install View Two Rooms Gallery Photo Sam Hartnett

jane says – New York

 

Solo exhibition Denny Dimin Gallery


Māreikura; Wāhine beyond Suffrage at Pātaka

 

Curated by Emma Ng and Alice Masters


EAST 2018

Hastings City Art Gallery is proud to announce the selection of artists and designers for the biennial exhibition EAST 2018. Twenty-three creative practitioners from across the country have been selected, ranging from recently graduated emerging artists through to acclaimed established practitioners. The diversity of selected artists and designers reflect a wide array of creative practice connected to the region such as painting, ceramics, photography, architecture, industrial design, video, conceptual art and performance.

Selected artists are: Vanessa Arthur, Annette Bull, John Brown, Joyce Campbell, Terri Ripeka Crawford, Jenny Gillam, Ayesha Green, Kauri Hawkins, Michael Hawksworth, Rangituhia Hollis, Peter Madden, George Nuku, Ben Pearce, Martin Poppelwell, Clare Plug, Sonya Lacey, Lara Lindsay Parker, Jacob Scott, Ann Shelton, Natalie Robertson, Tim Thatcher, David Trubridge and Kamaka Pottery (Bruce and Estelle Martin). These artists and designers were drawn from a mixture of direct invitations and a pool of open call applicants selected by independent curator Bruce E. Phillips.

Mesentary, Biodynamic Farm, Hawkes Bay Silk, Cedar, Brass, Water soluble reactive dyes. Ann Shelton 2018

Primary Care

Primary Care brings together a selection of artworks, photographs, ephemera and archival materials largely gathered from across the Hocken’s collections that consider aspects of physical, spiritual, community, mental and public health.

With works relating to health promotion and disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, patient education, deinstitutionalization, community care, and Māori health, the exhibition represents a range of approaches to health and wellbeing, and developments in the medical field.

Including works by Simon Denny, Giovanni Intra, Robyn Kahukiwa, Eileen Mayo, Robert Rauschenberg, Ava Seymour, Ann Shelton, Heather Straka, Lionel Terry, Robin White and more…

Join curator Andrea Bell for an Exhibition floor talk and tour of Primary Care on Saturday 7 July at 11am

Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley

The Order of Things

5 May – 16 June 2018
Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Curated by Andrea Bell

The Order of Things considers systems of categorization, taxonomy and the production of knowledge. Referencing twentieth century French philosopher Michel Foucault’s 1966 text by the same name, The Order of Things seeks out expanded approaches to the concept of knowledge as a cultural, social and theoretical construct.

Presented within the context of the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, The Order of Things offers a reflexive approach to research and pedagogy, museology, mātauranga Māori, and digital technologies. Ranging from the pre-colonial era to the information age, the exhibition considers cultural guardianship, the role of collecting, exhibition making, and the library as a microcosm of the universe.

Including works by Nick Austin, Ruth Buchanan, Simon Denny, Richard Killeen, Alex Monteith, Ann Shelton, Shannon Te Ao, Tim Wagg, and more…

Featuring a library to scale (excerpts), and once more with feeling (excerpts) at Hocken Collections


the missionaries at Two Rooms

Ann Shelton’s internationally recognised large-scale, hyper-real photographic works operate at the nexus of conceptual and documentary modes, investigating the social, political and historical contexts that inform readings of the landscape and its contents. Shelton’s new images explore the powerful relationship between colonisation, nationalism and plants in the context of Aotearoa. In a kind of contrived bouquet garni set against the musty colour palette of the Arts and Crafts movement, these domestic botanic epitaphs engage with the reasons emigrants brought plants with them, why they went to elaborate ends to preserve them on their long journey, and the consequences of their interventions.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Friday 1 June 2018
Exhibition closes: 30 June 2018
Location: Two Rooms, 16 Putiki St, Newton Auckland 1021