Railway St. Studios is pleased to present the group show Materialised, curated by Kendall Cashmore. The exhibition will be on view from 13 June - 2 July.
Materialised examines the artist during a formative stage at the beginning of their careers and brings together the work of two emerging contemporary artists from New Zealand; Euan Lockie and Brogan Scott. The exhibition aims to showcase the diversity of subject matter and mediums that our young and emerging artists are currently producing, and to give them a platform to display their work. The artists included in the exhibition have recently completed degrees in Fine Arts and have begun to hone and define their practice after an experimental phase of exploration. As multidisciplinary artists they are always seeking new forms of expression, aiming to challenge conventional and established art forms.
Euan Lockie works within the fields of painting and sculpture, sourcing imagery from popular youth culture and street style in an attempt to question notions of high and low art. Most recently Lockie was selected to produce a sculpture for Sculpture on the Gulf, an interactive and stimulating sculptural exhibit featuring 28 prominent artists works displayed along the coastline on Waiheke Island. He will be creating a series of miniature sculptures relating to his work from Sculpture on the Gulf.
Brogan Scott's work is driven by the desire to explore the relationship between people and everyday articles, and our constant need to fill and decorate an empty space with objects, coupled with our innate obligation to find functionality and purpose in every piece. Brogan works with acrylics, building up layers of different coloured paint on top of each other in hand made paint baths. She then exposes these layers by carving into them, playing with the idea of taking away layers to expose what's underneath.