Eleanor Cooper, Emil Dryburgh and Ruby Read
Window Gallery. Onsite & Online
5 Alfred Street
General Library Foyer
The University of Auckland
4-27 April 2012
Opening preview Tuesday 3 April 5.30pm
“Window is pleased to present the group show Acid Rain, which includes recent work by Eleanor Cooper, Emil Dryburgh and Ruby Read.
Acid Rain is the name for artists working in consultation rather than collaboration. These artists share the common crisis of exhibition; a moment where pipe dreams and tentative ambition meet a reckoning. Without thematic overtures, the process of consultation is instigated and coloured by the shared desire to be at once more aggressive, but more sensitive, even flowery, in manner.
Always slightly swept up in natural wonder, the artists involved each in some way work on creating and recreating atmospheres and environments to film and inhabit. A fictive heaving ocean, an enormous digital facsimile of the latest Nike shoe, a diorama romance, all take their places at the roundtable.
Poster design by Melanie Kueng.”