WORLD Wellington is excited to present:
‘Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See’
Opening Event - Thursday 15th September - 5pm to 7pm - Join us on the night!
Rebecca Stewart gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dunedin in 1999, and later went on to do an Honours at the University of Canterbury, majoring in sculpture.
Rebecca’s sculpture practice has evolved over the years, but has always had, as its focus, the body, nostalgia and desire.
“Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See” references the body by creating ‘inner worlds’ that are reminiscent of macro anatomical photography, with suspensions of fluid matter and organisms. These preserved ‘organs’ remind us that we are comprised of fragile viscera and allude to the brevity of life. This reference to death is offset by the use of found ‘nostalgic’ objects as vessels.
These vessels typically have iconic or archetypal associations, and are intended to represent something beyond themselves. They are often popular manifestations of religious sentiment - votives for a domestic altar.
Each work in this body, is hand sanded for between 20-30 hours to achieve the glass like appearance. Their highly polished and reflective surface creates an aesthetic experience that alludes to desirability, seduction and femininity.
All works are for sale.
102 Victoria Street
04 472 1595
Exhibition Closing - Sunday 2nd October 2016