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A Dim, Purple Kind of Smell

8 Apr 2022 to 29 May 2022
10am-4.30pm daily
A Dim, Purple Kind of Smell presents a new body of work by Theresa Waugh, exploring how encounters with daily movements can be translated into mark making.
Event type: 
Art
Price: 
FREE
Venue: 
Corban Estate Arts Centre
Address: 
2 Mt Lebanon Lane Henderson Auckland
Region: 
Auckland

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A Dim, Purple Kind of Smell presents a new body of work by Theresa Waugh, exploring how encounters with daily movements can be translated into mark making.

Waugh’s practice centres an investigation into the fundamentals of painting, through colour, pattern, composition and form.

Simultaneously, she questions traditional aesthetic notions of beauty, incorporating playful elements to sustain what she coins the vitality of painting. 

Through this new suite of intimate works, Waugh uses painting and embroidery to explore how this vitality has been recently sustained and informed by her role as a mother. Surprising colour combinations, repeated shapes and playful compositions are incorporated, all created on her coffee table-studio from an environment of little sleep and vividly coloured duplo.

A Dim, Purple Kind of Smell is an experimentation, a slow translation from these everyday moments into creative practice.

Image: Theresa Waugh. What Was Left Over (2022). Courtesy of the artist.

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Corban Estate Arts Centre

7 Apr 2022

Interests The Corban Estate Arts Centre (CEAC)