En Plein Air

Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch NZ — 2009

From the C19th French term 'in the open air', the exhibition title refers to the modernist innovation of painting outdoors under natural light. This practice changed the essence of landscape painting, enabling a direct connection between reality and its representation.  In an art-historical twist, the exhibition En Plein Air brings the outside inside to make landscapes of live grass and magnetic fields within the confines of the gallery, 'remaking' key paintings first made en plein air by NZ modernist painters who sought to represent an abstract landscape.

Solo Exhibition, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch NZ.