Canvas

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland NZ — 2007

'Off the Wall', a fundraising event and final show at the old Auckland Art Gallery prior to redevelopment, provided a context for Canvas, a 12 sq m disposable nappy weave.  Through media, form and context, the work explores the notion of 'support' – for the gallery and by the gallery.  Literally a support for painting, Canvas stretches over and covers the wall, simultaneously soft and taut.  The open nature of the work is carried also in the verb: 'canvas' – to sample, enquire and explore.