Melissa Coote: Painting, Sculpture, Paper - Art Collector

Melissa Coote, Bronze Heart 1, 2014. Bronze, 25 x 18.5 x 17cm. Courtesy: the artist and Jensen Gallery, Sydney / Auckland

In her new exhibition Melissa Coote focuses her attention on the most vital organ – the heart. Certainly the heart eclipses any other body part for its symbolic weight. As an image it is capable of existing independently, having its own existential life. Coote presents the heart in paintings, bronze castings and a suite of prints as an almost topographical landscape. Modelled in dramatic chiaroscuro, this oddly prosaic form is removed from sentimental reference, investing in it a role that is brutally honest. It is not about romance – it is neither broken nor swelling with simply is.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm Tuesday 15 July 2014
Exhibition closes: 16 August 2014
Location: Fox Jensen Gallery, corner of McColl and Roxburgh Streets, Newmarket Auckland NZ

Contact: +64 9 520 5880

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