Visual Artist | Jacqueline Elley
Detenebrate: to free from darkness or obscurity.
(Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Open Window project. 3 December - 19 February 2012)
New Plymouth artist Jacqueline Elley works with light and muka to transform the Open Window Gallery space into a light box.
Muka is a processed flax fibre traditionally produced in Taranaki both industrially and by hand. Exploring the tensions between surfaces/containment, nature/culture and illumination/darkness, this site-responsive installation alludes to Maori and Pakeha histories and treatment of natural resources.
Elley graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 1999 and was awarded the painting prize the same year.
Curated by Meredith Robertshawe