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Moving forward.


Moving forward.

Elisabeth Pointon

Gallery 1
Opening 05.06.19 6-8pm
Artist Talks 27.06.19 6-7pm

Elisabeth Pointon’s practise is informed by her experience in working at a luxury car dealership, interested in the communal isolation of shared spaces. Her larger works often act as a kind of big romantic gesture to the workplace while also interrupting dominant corporate language and the power attributed to it. Pointon’s work offers alternatives to profit-driven cultural environments by activating public spaces and reshaping them into micro-utopic communities. Drawing from her experiences at a luxury car dealership, language, accessibility and representation has been a continued interest in Pointon’s practise. As a Pakeha and Indian artist, her position in a traditionally white and masculine-led environment mirrors the experiences of many minorities in the workplace, which in turn, mirrors the experience of many minorities in the art world.

Biography

Elisabeth Pointon is a Pakeha and Indian, Pōneke-based artist who graduated with an MFA from Massey University (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) in 2017. Recent exhibitions include Better living everyone., Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Ōtepoti, 2019, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT., Play_Station, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 2019, Special offer., Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau, 2018, A guide to effective implementation of self-service., curated by Laura Duffy, Masons Screen, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 2018, Don’t miss out., The Dowse Arts Museum, Awakairangi, 2018.

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Elisabeth Pointon, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT AGAIN., 2019, plane -towed, aerial advertising banner.

Elisabeth Pointon, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT., 2019, plane- towed aerial advertising banner, photograph: Kasmira Krefft.

Elisabeth Pointon, Special offer., 2018, PVC 2 metre diameter advertorial blimp, photograph: Sam Hartnett