nicola farquhar: Listening, twitching

A convergence of vibrant colours and fluid geometric forms result in a new series of paintings by Nicola Farquhar that almost vibrate with organic life, microscopically moving between the inner and outer spaces of abstracted feminine forms.

Posing the question of human survival in a changing climate, Farquhar’s abstracted female figures are strengthened by their multiplicity. Rich in ambiguity, they shapeshift between the imagined and the biological; the unshaped present and the reformed future of the human body and the natural world.

This exhibition sees Farquhar return to Titirangi to present work that was first developed as an artist in residence at McCahon House in French Bay in late 2018. All works courtesy of Mossman, Wellington.

A roomsheet with text from Curator Chloe Geoghegan is available here and an interview with Nicola can be downloaded from the RESOURCES bar on the right.

22 February – 5 July 2020

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Photos 1-9 by Sam Hartnett
Photo 10 by Alex North

RESOURCES

Nicola Farquhar interview with Chloe Geoghegan
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Nicola Farquhar LEARN activity - Membrane, Frame and Rearrange
Download (3mb)

Essay by Gwynneth Porter
nicolafarquhar.com (scroll down to bottom of page)

A Holotype Heart essay
hopkinsonmossman.com (scroll down to bottom of page)

McCahon House Residency
mccahonhouse.org.nz

Kauri Trees
mccahonhouse.org.nz

The writer and the artist - Chloe Lane essay for the Spinoff