Thursday, June 7, 2012

Neckware 9

77 Ponsonby Rd
+64 9 378 1256

Debbie Adamson Vanessa Arthur Becky Bliss Mary Curtis
Ilse-Marie Erl Sharon Fitness Victoria McIntosh Karen Michaud
Brendon Monson Tania Patterson Cheryl Sills Sarah Walker-Holt Kathryn Yeats Raewyn Walsh 

Neckware 9 displays fourteen exquisite pieces that where selected by Finn McCahon Jones and Masterworks owner Eloise Kitson. In Jone's opening speech he indicated that the ideas these works shared was one of a domestic or personal realm and that the stories expressed, accordingly, in each artist statement suggested they could all easily be kept by the makers as memento mori.

The Purpose of Things, Neck-piece, 2012

"The chop sticks you put in your handbag when you buy sushi but use your fingers instead; the electrical wire your husband retrieves from a public rubbish bin after he tells you it won’t be there when you have finished your shopping; the 40 year old reel of vintage thread that your mother brought over from Britain when your family emigrated as a child; the jars of beads that you have collected from taking apart broken wooden life drawing models and massage car seat covers that a friend thought you might use at some point; the neckware that initiates relationships between artist, wearer and viewer." Sarah Walker-Holt