23 August - 14 September
Inspired by unexpected elements from Toi Pōneke’s architecture, artist Marilyn Jones has created an installation of inter-connected steel rod sculptures that occupy and interrupt the gallery space.
Jones opens a physical relationship with both audience and site through her work – taking aspects of in-between and negative spaces formed around Toi Pōneke’s buildings and flagpole and transforming them into geometric steel sculptures, bringing these ready-made forms normally situated outside, inside.
The artist seeks to challenge and heighten our levels of spatial awareness as we navigate our way into and through this reconfigured gallery space – the installation simultaneously protrudes into our pathway (sharp angles!) and keeps us safe (high-vis orange!).
Flying a flag with the message “I want to communicate with you”, Jones questions what occurs when dialogue is opened and activated between space, objects and people.
Workshop - Drawing with Scissors
Saturday 7 September 10 - 12pm
Marilyn Jones in conversation with Lisa Munnelly and Sue Prescott
Thursday 12 September 6 - 7:30pm
Marilyn Jones is a Wellington based artist whose practice explores and interprets the interactions and relationships of line. Jones’ draws inspiration from modernist influences – from ‘drawing in space’ and collage techniques, to the contemplation of 1960s minimal abstraction.
Jones completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) degree at Whiti o Rehua College of Creative Arts at Massey University Wellington. She has been a finalist in several award shows, including the National Contemporary Art Award 2019, Parkin Drawing Prize 2017 and 2018, and the Wallace Art Award 2018.