Freckle exhibition, Nicol Sanders-O'Shea

Current Exhibition: ‘Freckle’

A personal commentary, influenced by ideological roles and rituals.

 An exhibition by Bay of Plenty artists Nicol Sanders-O’Shea, Lynette Fisher and Anne Shirley.

Open 17 July – 26 July 2021, 11am-3pm.

The installation Freckle by artists Nicol Sanders-O’Shea, Lynette Fisher and Anne Shirley is a response to socio cultural norms. Screen printed imagery using notions of social change will disrupt the space ‘a tactile outcome that is suspended in space’. The space shifts between the illumination of family photographs within light-box containers and the distribution of contextual data within photographic imagery. The referents in the photograph disappear as a subject and reappear as an object. Private collides with public. 

Raw black canvases spotlight social engagement through ‘play’. The figures are often shown firmly disengaged with the viewer from their imagined worlds, with the access point quietly waiting to be discovered – their narratives investigated and repackaged with a questioning lens on modern society.

Connections to the community and time are evident within the work as it demands conversations dealing with social constructs buried deep into our psyche. It speaks of inclusion and rites of passage, collective and private agreements we understand when we navigate mental and physical spaces, like memory and communal locations such as Gallery Te Puna.