BEN PEARCE To Remember a Tree

BEN PEARCE - To Remember a Tree

Ben Pearce  fume  2015

Ben Pearce fume 2015

BEN PEARCE - To Remember a Tree

Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre - Te Whare Taonga o te rohe o Whakatane                   51-55 Boon Street, Whakatāne 3158, New Zealand                                                                   Thursday 30 July to Sunday 13 September 2015


Artist Talk                                      

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To Remember a Tree is an exhibition about new life; though it is cast in a deeply contrasting chiaroscuro of possibilities. The exhibition represents a meeting point of several forces—nature, humanity, and technology—activated in artworks that leverage off memory and love.

Bronze, nut, and other materials indicate how the organic can be combined with the inorganic, while compression, robotics and re-enfranchised timber, are worked together…. to remember a tree (click through images below).

The vision of the Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre is to learn from the past, engage with the present and inspire the future by preserving…, protecting and promoting the social, cultural, natural and artistic heritage of the Whakatāne District and rohe o Mataatua, in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses.