This month ZIMMERMAN is exhibiting Between Shadows, a new series of works by Kate Elder. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at ZIMMERMAN.
“My work generally deals with the notion of landscapes, the preoccupation we have for controlling our environments, and what happens when our natural and constructed worlds collide.
Each work is a combination of positive forms, negative cut-outs, painted surface and shadows.
Through lighting positive and negative spaces, the presence of the forms and objects extend much further than their physical boundaries.
Some shadows are painted – the imprint of a different time or place – others are current and are subject to change, or can disappear completely.”
Born in Wellington in 1980, Kate Elder has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Dunedin School of Art.
After two years studying cabinet making in Madrid, Elder returned to New Zealand, and now lives and works on the Kapiti Coast.
“My return to New Zealand provoked a newfound appreciation for my environment, the formation and idiosyncrasies of the landscape: permanent in a broader sense, yet in a constant state of flux.”
Winner of the top award at the 2015 Mahara Gallery Arts Review, more recently Elder’s work was selected as a finalist in the Wellington Regional Arts Review (2016) and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery Small Sculpture Prize (2017).
“Working in 3D, I’m conscious of the role that the viewer can play in ‘animating’ an artwork. A viewer moving around a work can experience the dynamic quality of a sculpture, appreciating the changes that can occur from different viewpoints, and gradually making sense of the work through this movement."
Elder’s works are held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia and Spain.
The exhibition at ZIMMERMAN continues until 31 April 2017.
Elevations # 3, Kate Elder (2017), wood and paint, 600 x 600 mm
Construction # 6, Kate Elder (2017), wood and paint, 610 x 805 mm
Interrupted Journeys, Kate Elder (2016), wood and paint, 345 x 1165 mm