‘Welcome to Cosy Cosmos’

‘Welcome to Cosy Cosmos’ presents a selection of  recent paintings and mixed media sculptures that invite viewers to ponder on the origin on life, the perplexities of human existence and complexities of identity. Inspired by idiosyncratic microbiological research and the “pagan, colourful optimism” of Modern Art, the work evolved from spontaneous chance creation.

Exhibited together at the Whangarei Art Museum – Te Manawa Toi, a Wunderkammer is formed with a collection of subjective images and objects hovering between microbiology, science fiction and art history. The gallery is transformed  into a sensual space that evokes internal seeing and unexpected feeling, inviting discovery, reflection and creation with the aim to ultimately embark on a playful journey delving into one’s own imagination spaces. To encourage and make this process palpable the exhibition includes a community collaborative project in which viewers are invited to contribute by creating spontaneous drawings and paper cutouts and displaying them onto large scale Velcro canvases which will develop throughout the duration of the show.

‘Welcome to Cosy Cosmos’

Whangarei Art Museum – Te Manawa Toi

The HUB, Dent St, Town Basin, Whangarei

12th December – 19th February 2017