Moniek Schrijer: Screensaver

In response to being artist-in-residence at Parehuia-McCahon House in 2021, jeweller Moniek Schrijer presents an exhibition influenced by the ecology of the McCahon House garden, local climate, lunar events, and the distinctive light at this famously forested historic residency. These works document shifts in atmospheric conditions, contrasting perspectives and details from the landscape, streetscape and built environment with zoomed-in close-ups of liquids, changing shadows and observations of the play of light as time passes.

Working with flat planes of sheet metal on which ancient and new materials are set, Schrijer literally melts distinctions between art and craft, image and construction, to span 2D and 3D forms. She combines expressive painterly treatments with geometric and natural elements onto copper. Compositions glow, reflecting a refracted light beyond the edge of a richly hand-painted surface. Whether suspended or mounted, these works merge dimensions and disciplines.

10 December - 12 March 2023

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Photos by Sam Hartnett


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Moniek Schrijer at McCahon House

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