Strangly beautiful world of Lorene Taurerewa, inviting us to consider who inhabits the recesses of our mind and what roles they play.
Tokoroa-born and New York-based, Taurerewa works in a range of media including charcoal, watercolours and oils. ‘Unnerved’, a group show at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art in 2010 featured drawings from Taurerewa’s ‘Psychopompe’ series alongside works from Anne Noble, Michael Parekowhai and Lisa Reihana. Curator Maud Page described Taurerewa’s drawings as “Dark and otherworldly… [appearing] to exist outside time, emerging instead as the not-quite-controllable creations of psychological realms.” (2)
The set of 20 drawings were subsequently acquired by the Queensland Art Gallery for its permanent collection. Taurerewa held a permanent position as Lecturer in Drawing in the School of Design at the Victoria University of Wellington from 2000-2009 and has featured in a regular schedule of national and international exhibitions throughout the last decade.
Preview Friday 29th August 2014
30 August – 24 September 2014
Milford Galleries Dunedin
18 Dowling Street
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