Denis O'Connor: Echo's Tree - Art Collector

Denis O'Connor, ‘Echo's Tree’, 2018. Matauri Bay China Clay on slate-capped tree stump, 25 x 36.5 x 23cm. Courtesy: the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland.

‘Echo's Tree’ is a result of Denis O'Connor's recent Blumhardt Foundation Residency in Australia. Here the artist immersed himself in translation: looking for images to mirror the texts of influential New Zealand poets of our time, such as Andrew Johnston, Geoff Cochrane and Hera Lindsay Bird.

The artist describes the framework of the residency as producing "crafted objects in communion with altered readymades, personal histories that criss-cross and are bound to larger social or natural histories." After a 35-year hiatus from working with clay, Echo's Tree sees O'Connor come full circle, returning to make objects in this versatile and evocative material.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 25 October 2018      
Exhibition closes: 24 November 2018
Location: Two Rooms, 16 Putiki St, Newton Auckland New Zealand
Phone: + 64 9 360 5900


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