Greta Anderson: No Hoarding - Art Collector

Greta Anderson, ‘Untitled’, 2018. Archival pigment print, 80 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland.

Things are made strange in Greta Anderson's photographs, isolated on a pitch-dark background. Her objects appear to float within these inner and outer spaces, emerging from nothingness and in to the light. Their surrounding context removed, her still lives take on iconic, mystical or surrealist qualities, cushioned in still, inky oblivion. Many of the hoarded objects reframed here may have been designed or destined to be discarded. Anderson sees these petrochemical plastics as potential artefacts of the future, imagining a time when they are no longer such a dominant, high risk material. In their new imagined role, Anderson casts this curated selection of things as ambivalent artefacts of the plastic age within a future museum – miniature monuments to human hubris. 

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm, Thursday 16 August 2018
Exhibition closes: 15 September 2018
Location: Two Rooms, 16 Putiki St, Newton Auckland
Phone: + 64 9 360 5900


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