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GALLERIES, now showing....
RAW – work outside the edge
10 May – 16 June 2018
Opening Event - Friday 11 May, 5:30 - 6;30pm. All Welcome.
'A showcase of work submitted in response to Arts Council Nelson’s nationwide call to artists who find their artwork just doesn’t seem to fit in with most mainstream galleries, that is a little edgy, naive or perhaps even ‘un-refined’
Featured artist in our Foyer
In recent years, Jason McCormick’s art practice has shifted from being primarily focused on painting to involving ‘constructed photography.’ This entails building intricate and precise scale models of structures and then photographing the models in various constructed compositions. These end up either as stills or as stop-motion moving images.
Interested in the themes of ‘power and control’, McCormick explains that he is concerned with how his artworks might draw attention to false or misleading impressions of reality.
“My work considers how, through the process of model making, illusion can manifest on a number of levels. From the idea of the illusion of power, the illusion of dimension – large to small and back to large – to the illusion of authenticity. This draws attention to and reflects the artwork's intention to unmask the reality of corporate power and control using intentionally illusory strategies and processes. Trying not to be overly didactic, my aim is to elicit a certain feeling from the viewer that all is not as it seems.”
McCormick was born in Blenheim and currently lives in Nelson. He holds a MA in Visual Arts from AUT and a Bachelor of Arts and Media from NMIT. - Jasonmccormick.com
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The Refinery ArtSpace
Gallery Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 2pm
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Flexible, please make an appointment via contact email.
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040.
Manager: Ann Braunsteiner
P: +64 21 089 11577
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