Sum of the Parts
Debra Powell, Jane Downes, Kara Burrowes, Jasmine Keir, Dave Green 27 November – 14 December 2021
Sum of the Parts
Five artists combine for our new group exhibition, a shorter duration to allow for all-important Christmas pickup opportunities.
Contributing artists are Christchurch Kara Burrowes and local Little River sculptor Jane Downes. Jasmine Keir’s studio is in Kerikeri, just up the road from Dave Green in Rawene, and Debra Powell is from the rural Waikato hamlet of Te Pahu.
Kara Burrowes is an artist and designer based in Christchurch. Her work is tactile and experimental. Using recycled wood from demolition sites, she loves the concept of transforming something quite ordinary into something precious and alluring. “Through reinterpretation I like to create a new language, often through the use of pattern and repetition, method and process.”
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.
Oxidized copper artist Jasmine Keir endeavours to create and understand the alchemy of colours achievable via her artistic process; one which uses a variety of natural ingredients to react with and manipulate the finish of her copper works.
Dave Green creates whimsical arrangements; ‘Lightshifter’ sculptures. His art is about changing the form and shape of found, often discarded, objects – both natural and manmade. Reborn out of pre-loved glass and crystal, some are lighting devices others are designed to hang in the light.
Sculptor Jane Downes’ delicate themes are fabricated in steel. ‘Arboresque’ a study of tree forms, an observation of nature’s sacred geometry.”