Jane Downes, Jasmine Keir, Lorelei Jenner, Debra Powell, Jenny Wilson, Anthony Savill, Christine Maynard, Andi Regan, Sheila Brown and Kimberley Dodd
18 December – January 27 2021
To Have & To Hold
One of the most aesthetically beautiful and cohesive group shows we’ve ever held. Contributors are Christchurch women Lorelei Jenner and Jenny Wilson and local Jane Downes. Jasmine Keir’s studio is in Keri Keri and Debra Powell is from the rural Waikato hamlet of Te Pahu. Joining these artists for Christmas and the Summer month of January are Christine Maynard, Kimberley Dodd, Sheila Brown, Andi Regan and Anthony Savill.
Jane Downes’ delicate themes are fabricated in steel. “A joyful look at the symbiotic relationship between bees and flowers and an observation of nature’s sacred geometry and spontaneity.” Oxidized copper artist
Jasmine Keir endeavours to create and understand the pure alchemy of the colours achievable using a vast variety of natural ingredients to react and colour her copper panels.
Lorelei Jenner paintings are somewhere between abstract and landscape. The images can be both familiar and interpretive, while at the same time mysterious, atmospheric and other worldly.
Debra Powell’s alias in the pottery studio is ‘Little Betty’, her ceramic work has strong narrative themes, exploring relationships between people and nature, playing with convention and infusing the result with a gentle humour.
Jenny Wilson has recreated a series of white porcelain moths these light mysterious creatures are pinned in reference to museum specimens; others rest on circles – an ancient Chinese symbol of the cycles of life, and of the cosmos.