Solander Gallery in Wellington are hosting an exhibition called Recent Arrivals,
with new artworks by Catherine Macdonald, Margaret Silverwood and Ben Reid
Opening this Saturday 9 July, up to 16 August
|Catherine Macdonald, he wasn't one to gamble but he was one to push his luck, 2014 |
Drypoint etching, 19x27cm
They say life is a journey, so that being the case, each day we travel a little further on it,
brushing up against people and places that can change our course for better or worse.
From these interactions we construct stories of our own or others;
they can be based on speculation, fact, gossip or manipulated truths.
There is truth somewhere in these works.
|Ben Reid, a rainy day, 2014|
intaglio and relief print
Ben Reid is a Christchurch-based printmaker whose interest in the fragile relationship
that New Zealanders have with the natural environment and its ecosystems is complex.
Reid brings together a myriad of references that draw attention to the complexity
of a relationship with the natural world that has been both exploitative and beneficial to humanity.
Yet Reid’s images retain a faith in the redemption of this relationship with nature.
For more information, see www.solandergallery.co.nz