Gary Hill: Voice Grounds
12 March 2009 - 25 April 2009
ST PAUL St is proud to present the first solo exhibition of American artist Gary Hill in New Zealand. Gary Hill (born 1951, Santa Monica, CA, resides in Seattle, WA) is one of the most innovative and influential video and sound artists of our time. His explorations of the relationship between image and sound, body and language, between the spoken and the written word, the word and its meaning and his radical ways of “sculpting time” exerted considerable influence on a younger generation of artists following his explorations.
Gary Hill has twice received the Guggenheim-Fellowship, participated several times at documenta, Kassel, and was awarded the Leone d’Oro for sculpture at the Venice Biennial in 1995. He has held numerous solo exhibitions in prominent art institutions around the world, including SoHo Guggenheim, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Sprengel Museum, Hanover; Museo Ceralves, Porto; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Tate Gallery, Liverpool; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and many others.
Gary Hill will present at ST PAUL St two five-screen-video installations in Gallery One: HanD HearD, 1995-96/2001 and Accordions (The Belsunce Recordings), 2001. Each piece will be on show for three weeks, while in Gallery Two five single-channel works will be on display: Why do Things Get in a Muddle? (Come on Petunia), 1984; Meditations (towards a remake of Soundings), 1979/1986; Incidence of a Catastrophe, 1987-88; Site Recite (a prologue), 1989 and Goats & Sheep, 1995/2001. ST PAUL St continues with this rotating screening its exploration of innovative ways of the presentation of video-works. The works will change daily over the exhibition period.
Initiated by ST PAUL St, this exhibition is made possible through the collaboration between ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu and The Arts Centre, Christchurch. Both venues will show two different programs giving New Zealand a unique opportunity to see a wide range of Gary Hill's video works.