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28 October 1989 —
26 November 1989

Bronwynne Cornish:
The Temple Show

Bronwynne Cornish: The Temple Show, 1989 (installation view).
Bronwynne Cornish: The Temple Show, 1989 (installation view).
Bronwynne Cornish: The Temple Show, 1989 (installation view).
Bronwynne Cornish: The Temple Show, 1989 (installation view).
Bronwynne Cornish: The Temple Show, 1989 (installation view).
Bronwynne Cornish: The Temple Show, 1989 (detail).

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This exhibition explores one facet of the ceramic works of the Auckland artist Bronwynne Cornish. The show will include a series of temples which the artist constantly returns to in her work.

She says of her recent work, ‘The first temple appeared in the ceramic installation Home is where the Heart is, which I made in 1983. Then followed Temples of Hera; Hera being a Greek goddess of love and domesticity - a married woman’s goddess. I find the clean lines of the shape very pleasing to the eye, allowing the mind to wander up the steps, pass through the pillars, and retreat to the cool spaces within. Recently the temples have become more Rococo, and primitive, part of the constantly changing scenes along the artist’s path.’

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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