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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

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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