Merilyn Wiseman: Theme - Art Collector

Merilyn Wiseman, Theme Vessels 11, 2, 13 & 16, 2011-12. Courtesy: the artist and Milford Galleries, New Zealand

With rounded edges and subtle detailing, Merilyn Wiseman’s Theme vessels clearly show the hand of the maker. Working from a single basic form, the artist individualises each work with delicate patterning and organic embellishments. Wiseman uses a matte glaze that complements the hand-formed shapes; the surface seems to absorb rather than reflect light, creating a soft richness of tone. Reminiscent of calligraphic strokes, the subtle ornamentation appears to have emerged from the depths of the bone-coloured porcelain.

Opening: 5.30pm Friday 5 July 2013
Exhibition closes: 31 July 2013
Location: Milford Galleries, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin NZ 9054
Contact: +64 3 477 7727

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