COUSINEAU Solo Exhibition by Christine Cousineau
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022
Start Time: 10:00am
End Time: 02:00pm
Age Restriction: All Ages
This exhibition of work by Christine Cousineau explores the visual dialogue between the two mediums, clay and oil painting.
Christine’s ceramic art is inspired by Japanese aesthetics, a set of ancient ideals that include wabi, a quality of austere and serene beauty, sabi, old and faded, and yugen, grace and subtlety.
Christine enjoys doing functional ware as much as sculpture and ornamental pieces. Spontaneity, imperfection, and organic forms are some qualities that best describe her work.
“By moving away from perfection, I tend to let the objects retain some aspect of the enigmatic and elusive,” Christine says of her practice.
Born in Canada, Christine has been living in New Zealand since 1989. She started playing with clay in 2012 and four years later, she obtained a Diploma in Ceramic arts at the Otago Polytechnic. In 2018, she flew back to Canada to study Fine Arts at UQAM University in Montreal and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in April 2021.
Opening night Friday 6th May, 5.30-7:30pm.
Exhibition on display 7th May - 28th May 2022.