‘The Remarkables’ (2011) framed photographic print, Edition of 3, in LAND / SCAPE, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
Derived out of a love for photographic collages and artists working on the surface of existing photographs. This works looks to create a collage-like abstraction within the photograph rather than on top of it, with hopefully a similar effect.
Rebekah Burt / Andrea Gaskin / Linda Roche / Kathryn Tsui
6 to 22 October 2011
Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Friday: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00pm
295 Karangahape Road
Kathryn is an Auckland-based artist who graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology in 2007, majoring in sculpture. She works in a variety of media and draws attention to fleeting, everyday moments.
These self-portraits are from her most recent works – the Bed Hair Project. Every morning, the artist would dress in the same garment and pose in exactly the same way in order to document her messy array of hair.
“Bed hair is both humorous and humanising at the same time. Although bed hair is universal it is usually hidden from view and corrected before the day begins. It is something that is not normally photographically represented. I am interested in the spontaneous and ever-changing formalism of bed hair. I see them as hair drawings formed by daily activities of sleep and dreams” (Kathryn Tsui).
Curator, The Suter Art Gallery.
My bed hair portraits are on their way to Nelson for ‘Crowning Glory’ at the Suter Art Gallery. An investigation of human hair through historic artefacts and contemporary art, curated by Anna-Marie White. Featuring, Liyen Chong, Andrea Daly, Ilse-Marie Earl, Janet Lilo, Andrea Lowe, Vivian Lynn, Victoria McIntosh, Deborah Walsh and artefacts from various museum collections throughout Aotearoa.
The ‘Semi-precious’ series 2009-2011 includes sequin works and kaleidoscopic photographs of car crash debris that refer to issues of worth and worthlessness, imitation and surface value in times of economic and environmental recession.