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01 May 1988 —
29 May 1988

Maureen Lander:
Talking to a brick wall

Maureen Lander, Talking to a Brick Wall, 1988 (installation view). Harakeke (New Zealand flax), nylon netting, concrete, korari (flax flower stalks). Collection of the artist.
Maureen Lander, Talking to a Brick Wall, 1988 (detail). Harakeke (New Zealand flax), nylon netting, concrete, korari (flax flower stalks). Collection of the artist.
Maureen Lander, Talking to a Brick Wall, 1988 (installation view). Harakeke (New Zealand flax), nylon netting, concrete, korari (flax flower stalks). Collection of the artist.
Maureen Lander, Talking to a Brick Wall, 1988 (installation view). Harakeke (New Zealand flax), nylon netting, concrete, korari (flax flower stalks). Collection of the artist.
Maureen Lander, Talking to a Brick Wall, 1988 (installation view). Harakeke (New Zealand flax), nylon netting, concrete, korari (flax flower stalks). Collection of the artist.
Maureen Lander, Talking to a Brick Wall, 1988 (detail). Harakeke (New Zealand flax), nylon netting, concrete, korari (flax flower stalks). Collection of the artist.

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This installation uses features of the sculpture court space to explore the relationships and tensions which occur at the interface of opposing factors – light/heavy, flexible/inflexible, natural/man-made, traditional/contemporary, Māori/Pākehā. The search is for complementary patterns and a visual balance in which one element ceases to be dominant over its opposite, allowing both to work together in some kind of partnership.

Press

'Auckland', INNZNA, 1988
'Important craft exhibition shows fibre art', Eastern Courier, 11-05-1988
'New Directions in Fibre', Craft Dyer Guild, no 25, June 1988
'No doubt about High standard,' New Zealand Herald, 05-05-1988
'Sculpture installed', Eastern Courier, 11-05-1988