St Paul st Gallery AUT

Exhibitions

Reason and Rhyme

Damiano Bertoli, Julian Dashper, Richard Frater, Starlie Geikie, Maddie Leach, Simon Morris, Campbell Patterson, Hanna Tai, Mimi Tong, Jake Walker.

Curated by Emily Cormack, Charlotte Huddleston and  Amita Kirpalani

18 March 2011 - 16 April 2011

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

ST PAUL St Gallery is pleased to announce Reason and Rhyme at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia. Bringing together ten leading contemporary artists from Australia and New Zealand Reason and Rhyme investigates the urge to structure and channel creative production through systems, grids and frameworks.

Reason and Rhyme will explore the urge to locate oneself within the map or the doctrine, and to impose rules and structures across creative practice. It will investigate how these systematic devices both contain and channel creative enterprise, as well as plotting and contextualising it. Reason and Rhyme investigates how these parameters offer something from which to push up against.  This exhibition will be accompanied by artist talks and a forum discussing the relationship between systems and creative production. The outcomes from these discussions will then be employed to form the shape and structure of the second exhibition that opens at ST PAUL St, Auckland on 29 September 2011. Coinciding with this exhibition in New Zealand is the launch of a major publication documenting the exhibitions, discussion process and the final outcomes of the project.

Reason and Rhyme is a collaboration between Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne & ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland.

This project has received support from Creative New Zealand.


Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.

Reason and Rhyme (installation view), 2011.