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may, 2021

07may6:00 pm8:00 pmExhibition Opening: Melanie Tangaere Baldwin

Event Details

Opening Preview: Friday 7 May 2021, 6–8PM
Exhibition: 7 – 29 May 2021
Online viewing now available: https://www.paulnache.com/m-t-b
PAULNACHE is excited to present a solo exhibition of works by Tairawhiti based artist Melanie Tangaere Baldwin.
A feature in this exhibition are a selection of works from her project ‘Nõku Te Waimarie’, (pictured) a multi disciplinary installation of steel light box sculptures that addresses issues of power, visibility and  narrative control from a ‘post colonial’, female, indigenous perspective.
Tangaere Baldwin uses the Māori understanding of Whakapapa (genealogical descent) to create self portraits using digital composite images of her mother in large light boxes, videos of her painted three year old daughter, markings from Rakaitemania, her tipuna whare (carved ancestral house) and her personal mnemonic system.
These portraits look at the effects of colonisation on the visibility of Māori women, on our perceptions of beauty and self worth. They describe great loss….but they also describe a great power to overcome.
The title implies an immense and beautiful sense of good
fortune… Where the first installation of the works focused on the destructive power of colonisation with a sarcastic play on gratitude.
This exhibition is very much a positive and truthful expression of thankfulness, gratitude for the real strength and power of whakapapa and the Maori world view.
Works are available to view at the Gallery prior to Friday the 7th of May 2021. Please note that artworks may be sold prior to the official opening. The artist @melanie.tangaere.baldwin will attend. DM me or contact the Gallery to acquire an extraordinary piece of #artwork by an all new superstar artist.

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Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Paul Nache Gallery

89 Grey St

Organizer

Paul Nache Galleryhttps://www.paulnache.com/Matt Nache: now@paulnache.com or 06-8679721 89 Grey St, Gisborne

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