Israel Birch: AHO - Art Collector

Israel Birch, E papaki tu ana nga tai ki Te Reinga, Lacquer on stainless steel, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy: the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Paddington

Following a strong family tradition of respected Maori carvers, Israel Birch seeks to bring the historical act of carving into a contemporary context. Each image is composed of etched patterns that Birch grinds and carves into stainless steel. Carved circles, orbs and lines lie beneath layers of pigment that generate a dense red iridescence akin to fire and deep royal blues that resemble water.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 4 August 2016
Exhibition closes: 28 August 2016
Location: Martin Browne Contemporary, 15 Hampden Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7997
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