Student Series 2

Hīnātore

Connie Dwyer, Christian Lamont, and Jamie TeHeuheu

EXHIBITION OPENING 5PM THURSDAY 15 AUGUST

16 AUGUST - 6 SEPTEMBER 2019

 
Image: Jamie TeHeuheu, Te Kore II (detail), acrylic on fabric, fluorescent light

Image: Jamie TeHeuheu, Te Kore II (detail), acrylic on fabric, fluorescent light

Hīnātore was envisioned as an immersive gallery experience, grounded in the emotive resonance of light, and the physical/psychological experience of materiality. The exhibition is a study of light as both the subject, and the instrument of communicating emotion.

Different approaches within the group show look to conjure spectrums of emotive experience, from awe and apprehension, to familiarity and reassurance. The evocative qualities of light transform the immediate space of the SoFA Gallery, by turn revealing and obscuring, reflecting and absorbing. In the darkened room, the illuminated pieces become points by which to navigate or orientate oneself. This line of enquiry stemmed from the practice of the late Bill Culbert, an Ilam School of Fine Arts alumnus renowned for his engagement with intrinsic qualities of light and reclaimed materials.

Connie Dwyer, Christian Lamont, and Jamie TeHeuheu are all fourth-year students studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Dwyer and TeHeuheu are majoring in Painting and Lamont in Film.