Kristy Gorman

Holding Still

12th Feb –
8th Mar 2014

"Kristy Gorman's recent work is the result of a series of operations; dilution, ink painting, blotting, pressing, cutting, layering and rearrangement of boards, glass and paper.  The heavy-weight papers, already subjected to hot pressing in their manufacture, are further excavated by cutting or embossing, or debossing as their volume is pushed up through a print-making press or forced to sink into themselves.  Boards rest on wooden shelves with forms that disappear and recur elsewhere in shadows.  Whole compositions might be precisely copied from an earlier iteration, only to be dissected." (Janine Randerson, "Kristy Gorman: Cryptomnesia", 2012)

Gorman first exhibited works from this new series at Jonathan Smart Gallery in Christchurch in late 2012. A publication co-published by Jonathan Smart and Melanie Roger Galleries marked the occasion (excerpt above).  Gorman's work was since exhibited by Melanie Roger Gallery at the Auckland Art Fair 2013 to rave reviews and critical acclaim.  This eagerly anticipated show will be her first solo exhibition in Auckland since 2007.