Mark Graver, 24Jan-21Feb, Wellington

Solander Gallery in Wellington is hosting Mark Graver's exhibition Umbra Sumus.
Mark will also conduct an artist talk at 1pm on Saturday 24 January,
followed by the opening function from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. 

Mark Graver, Salix II, 2014
photopolymer & acrylic resist etching, 30x30cm, edition of 36

Taken from a quote by Horace, ulvis et umbra sumus (we are but dust and shadow), 
Umbra Sumus is an ongoing project begun in 2013. 
This exhibition features a suite of shadow-inspired photopolymer etchings 
and is partly a response to the death of Mark's father in January 2011, 
and to the universality of passing time. 
The use of shadows alludes to the movement of light, the passing of time and ultimately to mortality. 
The shadow source photographs are gathered from different places and countries (NZ, UK and Thailand) 
to emphasise the universal correspondence of shared existence and place.

Mark Graver, Brackendene, 2014
photopolymer & acrylic resist etching, 30x30cm, edition of 36

Mark Graver is an award-winning artist printmaker, specialising in non toxic printmaking techniques. 
Born in St Albans, United Kingdom, he moved to New Zealand in 2003. 
Mark established the Wharepuke Print Studio in Kerikeri in 2005.

All the works from this exhibition are available to be viewed online at