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Soliloquy' artist talk At Enjoy Gallery

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'Soliloquy' by Sandra Schmidt Artist Talk Thursday 31st March 6pm Exhibition runs 23 March - 8 April Sandra Schmidt continues to work with her signature plastic bead constructions in her…

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'Soliloquy'

by Sandra Schmidt

Artist Talk Thursday 31st March 6pm

Exhibition runs 23 March - 8 April

Sandra Schmidt continues to work with her signature plastic bead constructions in her solo exhibition, Soliloquy, at Enjoy. These meticulously constructed sculptures are produced by melting thousands of tiny plastic beads together to form pictorial objects. For Soliloquy, Schmidt will exhibit one large installation work; a model replica of the suburb where she grew up in Zwickau, East Germany, constructed from memory. Schmidt describes the city as 'approximately the same size as Hamilton, incredibly boring and unspectacular'.

'Soliloquy'

by Sandra Schmidt

Artist Talk Thursday 31st March 6pm

Exhibition runs 23 March - 8 April

Sandra Schmidt continues to work with her signature plastic bead constructions in her solo exhibition, Soliloquy, at Enjoy. These meticulously constructed sculptures are produced by melting thousands of tiny plastic beads together to form pictorial objects. For Soliloquy, Schmidt will exhibit one large installation work; a model replica of the suburb where she grew up in Zwickau, East Germany, constructed from memory. Schmidt describes the city as 'approximately the same size as Hamilton, incredibly boring and unspectacular'.

The work harks back to another time; the austerely uniform and industrial architecture of the Communist era. Mysteriously, all the buildings in Soliloquy are burning, perhaps as a symbolic exorcism of the past, freeing the suburb from its mundane existence.
Soliloquy highlights the difference between the typically New Zealand childhood location; the suburbs, filled with free-standing houses and quarter-acre properties and the more urban setting of Schmidt's childhood. The banality of the buildings shows the irony of how the inner-city apartment in New Zealand is considered part of a luxury lifestyle. These sculptures mix a naïve craft aesthetic with a dark, unnerving content.

Entry is free and all are welcome.

Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Level one, 174 Cuba Street
Wellington

P: 04 384 0174
E: enjoy@enjoy.org.nz
W: www.enjoy.org.nz

Enjoy facilitates contemporary art projects and is liberated from commercial constraints to actively promote critical dialogue.

Enjoy gratefully acknowledges support from Creative New Zealand, Big Image Print and our valuable volunteers

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Enjoy Contemporary Art Space

24 Mar 2005

Established in June 2000 as an artist-run initiative, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space is a leading independent contemporary art space located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.