WAIMARAMA, REFLECTING ON WATER, 2018

Cathy Carter

1 February – 26 February

The work in this exhibition arises from Muse Gallery’s inaugural artist residency at Waimarama Beach, Hawkes Bay (November 23 - December 14, 2017). Our thanks to John Fleischl. Artist Cathy Carter was the artist in residence and has created work that reflects on Waimarama, its unique heritage and beach and sea culture. Carter’s time at Waimarama coincided with a super moon (on December 3, 2017), enabling her to explore within the work both aspects of the literal meaning of the beach’s name: Wai (water) marama (moon).

‘Waimarama, Reflecting On Water’ features photographs that explore bodies of water as physical, cultural, social and unique environmental ‘landscapes’. Carters practice investigates our often complex  psychological relationship to water through different perspectives and geographical locations to create new ways of experiencing these spaces. The works draw on Alberto Giacometti’s observation. ‘ The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity’ 

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