Join us in the gallery from 4pm on Fri 30 Sept for a conversation with Karl Bayly, Sam Thomas and James Wylie about Porgie and other things on their mind.
Refreshments will be available and the opening preview of the show will continue on from the talk.Check out the exhibition page for more information.
James Wylie is an artist based in Auckland. In his latest works he references the sensation of assimilating information through your smartphone whilst moving through the physical world. These videos utilise visual tropes from Facebook Messenger, vlogs and augmented reality. Wylie would like to say that these videos are shot in partial awareness.
Sam Thomas is an artist based between Auckland and Rarotonga. Thomas acknowledges the studio as the primary site of production in his paintings, and adopts the model of medieval guild. Working alongside other artists practicing their craft in concealed workshops, sharing trade secrets and techniques. Thomas’ paintings are often created on sheets of embossed brass, a technique he learnt originally from a bicycle taxi guild in Varanasi.
Karl Bayly is an artist, curator and subversive urban florist based in Auckland. Bayly is currently fostering several instagram projects, going to the pools every Monday evening and knocking together websites for people whilst trying to learn new tactile skills.