Natalie Guy: Freestyle - Art Collector

Courtesy: the artist and Jensen Gallery.

These new works of Guy’s speak to the Japanese history of Ikebana. Itself a centuries old practice that folds aspects of Buddhist and Shinto spirituality around aesthetics, nature and beauty. Guy’s approach is to draw on the refinement and distilled aesthetics that are evident in Ikebana and apply a new material minimalism to her “arrangements”. By casting branches in bronze Guy ensures the longevity of the element whilst further transforming them and their aesthetic future. Combined with brass rings and plates the relationship between foundation and sculpture is occasionally reversed.

Opening: 5.30-7.30pm, Thursday 18 August 2016
Exhibition closes: 17 September 2016
Location: 10 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Contact: +64 9 360 9161
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