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Solo 2014: Ruth Thomas-Edmond

Past Exhibition
18 Oct 2014 – 01 Mar 2015
Free

Ruth Thomas-Edmond

Ruth Thomas-Edmond

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Installation view. Photograph: John Lake

Ruth Thomas-Edmond's practice resonates with the processes and materials of everyday life. Resembling hovering landscapes, improbable structures or cast nets, her drawings are beautifully rendered.

Built imperfectly, they give a sense of incompleteness or of being in transition; inviting viewers to engage with her work in an open ended conversation.  

After extensive testing of materials and forms, her site specific works are made intuitively, a process representing hundreds of small decisions. For Solo 2014  Thomas-Edmond will create a large-scale, collage-based drawing directly on the walls of the gallery; which will be left behind for visitors like evidence of her movements and time spent developing the work.

Thomas-Edmond graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2005 with a Master of Fine Arts and has exhibited nationally since. Over the last two years Thomas-Edmond been included in How to Fall and The Obstinate Object at City Gallery Wellington, and she also shows regularly at Melanie Roger Gallery in Auckland and Bartley and Company Art in Wellington. Her work has been written about in Seen This Century: 100 Contemporary New Zealand Artists – A Collector’s Guide by Warwick Brown and in This Way Up by James Robertson.

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