Solo 2014: Peter Trevelyan
18 Oct 2014 – 01 Mar 2015
Peter Trevelyan’s work is informed by technical drawings and blueprints of buildings yet to come.
Using his drawing tools in an unconventional manner, he manipulates hundreds of pencil-leads into structures, lifting plans off the paper plane and into physical space. For Solo 2014, Trevelyan will take this idea one step further and build a giant translucent pyramid with a new drawing tool.
The artist says: “A drawing is a plan, a preliminary visualisation of something to be undertaken in the physical world. Drawing is an ancient technology, a system for postulating, organising and mapping information about the physical world and manipulating it in order to change or affect that world.”
Trevelyan graduated with a BFA from Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury in 2000. He completed his MFA in 2008 and his PhD in 2014 at Massey University's School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited extensively since 2007 at project spaces such as Blue Oyster Gallery in Dunedin, Enjoy Gallery in Wellington and The Physics Room in Christchurch. His work was included in the exhibition Shifting Lines at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu in 2013, and his solo exhibition The Light Fantastic featured at City Gallery Wellington in 2010.
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