Please join us on Saturday 7th April at 11am for a special Writer's Talk hosted by art writer and independent curator Bronwyn Lloyd.
Bronwyn, who has written extensively on Graham Fletcher's work, will discuss many of the themes present in the artist's career. This promises to be a fascinating insight into Graham Fletcher's work - all are welcome to attend!
Bronwyn Lloyd is a freelance art writer, independent curator and publisher specialising in modern and contemporary New Zealand art, craft and design. In 2006 she co-founded the publishing company Pania Press, which publishes artistic and literary texts including Graham Fletcher's The Eternals (2007) and Sugar Loaf Waka (2013). In addition she has curated a number of exhibitions at public institutions throughout New Zealand.
'The Third Space' surveys works from across Fletcher’s oeuvre, demonstrating how he harnesses the ambiguous to bring together Pasifika culture and European art history in a cultural limbo.
This exhibition will aim to deconstruct the entangled web of cross-cultural negotiations and elusive patterning found across the artist’s artworks. Sculptural forms included in the show will harness the same mystical qualities present in Fletcher’s painted statues in modern interiors. Standing within the gallery, the viewer will find themselves in an intersecting cultural third space where themes can be negotiated and cultures can harmonise.
Pictured: Graham Fletcher, Untitled (Need-Fire), 2003. Enamel on canvas, 1520 x 1210mm. Artist Collection.