Exposure, Where shadow chases light, 2017

Exposure is the premier showcase for graduating creative arts students from Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington. After four years of concentrated effort and extraordinary virtuosity that began in high schools all over the country, you will be introduced to what the latest cohort of emerging artists have been up to.

The emphasis on touch and surface materiality is physically ingrained into art-making. All depiction in painting and sculpture implies a haptic response to some degree, but the idea of touch is deliberately and meticulously expanded in this series of works. The experience of light and colour within the traditional framing of painting, displayed as a sculpture, responds to the space and the physical presence of the viewer.

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Polly Gilroy