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Candy Coated

Coming soon
06 Apr – 04 Jul 2021
Free

Rachel Maclean, Feed Me, 2015, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Rachel Maclean, Feed Me, 2015, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Jon Noorlander, Sneeze, 2019, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Jon Noorlander, Sneeze, 2019, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Gorge on a visual feast of the sickeningly sweet.

This exhibition features a fascinating pick ‘n mix of artworks by contemporary international and Aotearoa-based artists who play with an aesthetic of sugary to explore dark and unsettling things that lurk beneath the candy-coated surface.

Artists include Rachel Maclean (Scotland), Jon Noorlander (Sweden), Alison Nguyen (USA), Patrick Smith (Puerto Rico), Laura Duffy (NZ), Wayne Youle (Ngapuhi, Ngati Whakaeke, Ngati Pakeha), Elisa Barczak (Germany/NZ) and Emily Crooks (NZ).

Candy-Coated is part of The Dowse Art Museum’s 50th Anniversary programme. It continues our commitment to highlighting international contemporary artists to our local audience.