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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.

Read Robbie Handcock’s essays about Pointons practice here and here.

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, Moving Forward , 2019, Firstdraft Photo: Jessica Maurer

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