Wai Wai Wai

Wai Wai Wai

Cathy Carter

nkb Gallery
455 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland

29 May - 18 June 2019

Opening Wednesday 29 May, 6-8pm

Artist’s talk: Saturday 8 June, 2.30pm

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

Cathy Carter:  Curl Curl Bathers,  2019   Archival pigment ink photograph,   1600mm x 760mm

Cathy Carter: Curl Curl Bathers, 2019 Archival pigment ink photograph, 1600mm x 760mm

Cathy's new exhibition Wai Wai Wai is inspired by concerns of climate change and our evolving relationship with bodies of water as we enter the Anthropocene. The work explores bodies of water as physical, cultural, and unique environmental ‘landscapes’ and investigates our complex psychological relationship to water through different perspectives and geographical locations.

In exploring the concept of Fissures (Auckland Photography Festival’s 2019 theme), Carter also draws on Barnett Newman’s post-WWII zip paintings.

Carter graduated from A.U.T with a Masters of Art (Hons) in 2013 and has been a regular finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, the international HeadOn Portrait Prize and the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Prize. Carter’s work has regularly been exhibited in across New Zealand and Overseas and is held in a number of distinguished public, private and corporate collections including The Wallace Arts Trust and the Parliamentary Art Collection, in New Zealand.