James Tylor: Aotearoa, my Hawaiki - Art Collector

James Tylor Aotearoa, my Hawaiki #11, 2015. Inkjet print on hahnemuhle paper with rip, 50 x 50cm. Courtesy: the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

James Tylor’s Aboriginal, European and M?ori heritage is a focus of his artwork. He draws on his own roots to examine the complexities of colonial pasts, cultural identity and connection to place. This is the case with Aotearoa, my Hawaiki, a meditation on belonging. In this series of black and white images of New Zealand’s South Island, with each print Tylor has ripped the lower part away, leaving frayed edges beneath mountains that touch the sky. There is a lyrical sense of loss that pervades this series, a sense of longing. By elevating the significance of absence, the works ask us to consider what is not represented or seen.

Exhibition opens: 3-5pm Saturday 12 March 2016
Exhibition closes: 9 April 2016
Location: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell St Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7775
Email: info@stillsgallery.com.au

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