Current Exhibitions

Gus Fisher Gallery

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Alexis Neal and Elke Finkenauer: Something to Remember

5 May - 9 June 2018

Something to Remember is a collaborative exhibition which refers to the act of refiguring a past as contingent in the present. The work, which includes lithography, screenprint, debossment, foil stamped texts, sculptural installation and artist books, considers the process of forming identity influenced by community, place, role-models, and experiences; as well as the structures providing contexts within which identity is established.

The point of departure for the exhibition was the artists’ individual and collective response to ideas emerging from Nothing to Remember! and Ode to Forgetfulness – two artist books created by Louise Bourgeois not long before her death. Within these works there is an absence of specificity which could be described as a reflection on the collective forgetting that inevitably extinguishes subjective details. Fragmented and reconfigured, ideas are remembered as forgotten.

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Georgina Watson & Alexander Laurie: aggrieved weaklings

5 May - 9 June 2018

burnished sunflower, gourd 

birdhouse 
threshed camellia

tenancy trellise'd 
potted, enmeshed 
in aspirational geometries

security pond, kindergarten 
villa
snowflake clock

hoarded armoury, decorative
farmhouse implement
needle of mistletoe
scoured leaf of autumn!

tiny hands furl'd, snake
upwards ensnared 
the short rungs
the structures of 
dominion

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Georgina Watson currently lives in Auckland. Recent projects include: Hark, Un-Magazine, Australia, forthcoming, (2018), Anxious Garden, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington (2017), Pack Lite organised by Stella Corkery, NY, LA, Auckland (2017), Decorative Orchards & Mostly I Harvest Each Green Fruit with Regret, Window, Auckland (2016), The World Continues to Infect, St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland (2016)

Alexander Laurie lives and works in Auckland. His recent exhibitions include Calendar, RM Gallery, Auckland (2017), Im- perative, Rockies, Auckland (2016) and Coast FM, Fuzzy Vibes, Auckland (2015).

Exhibition organised by Lucinda Bennett.