19 April 2018 – 1 June 2018
ST PAUL St Gallery
Between you and meÂ continues a conversation between three practitioners who work across sculpture, painting, vinyl and video installation. The works are developed as a second chapter to the earlier exhibitionÂ Heavenly CreaturesÂ at Verge Gallery, Sydney, 2018. The artists donâ€™t claim to speak for everyone, but represent three perspectives amongst the many diverse voices of people in Aotearoa. While these three women share commonalities, it is their points of difference which underpins their works for these exhibitions.
Natasha Matila-SmithÂ (NgaÌ„ti Kahungunu, NgaÌ„ti Hine) is an artist and writer based in TaÌ„maki Makaurau, with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland. Her practice often deals with social interactions and anxieties. Natashaâ€™s recent exhibitions includeÂ Heavenly Creatures,Â Verge Gallery (Sydney), 2018;Â Youâ€™re my number 1, Firstdraft Gallery (Sydney);Â In The Flesh,Â Blue Oyster art project space (Dunedin) andÂ Cold Islanders, Waikato Museum of Art and History (Hamilton), all 2017.
Molly Rangiwai-McHaleÂ is an interdisciplinary artist based in TaÌ„maki Makaurau. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Auckland. Her practice is centred on WoC in her life, and the experiences shared with them. Her latest projects have been in collaboration with her partner Luisa Tora, in which they have photographed queer identifying women in their lives.
Louisa AfoaÂ is a TaÌ„maki Makaurau based artist. She graduated from AUT with Honours in Visual Art in 2016. Louisaâ€™s practice deals with social encounters that relate to experiences of prejudice, misconceptions and racism towards brown bodies. Selected recent exhibitions includeÂ Heavenly Creatures,Â Verge Gallery (Sydney), 2018;Â Influx,Â PaÌ„taka (Porirua);Â Cold Islanders,Â Waikato Museum of Art and History (Hamilton), andÂ Iâ€™ll see you at Orion,Â Corban Estate Arts Centre (TaÌ„maki Makaurau), all 2017; andÂ New Perspectives,Â Artspace (TaÌ„maki Makaurau), 2016.< BACK TO LISTINGS