Karen Rubado is the invited artist currently exhibiting as part of 'Aotearoa - Land of The Long White Cloud'. We are lucky to have Karen in residence for a few days and she will speak about her practice and her works in the exhibition. Karen relates closely to her island home as she magically explores the traditional practice of hand weaving with a modern conceptual twist.
Karen Rubado deploys her loom, to do, to undo, and to make-do, both materially and to trouble and loosen our attachments to and associations with things. A strong element that runs throughout [her] works is that they are unresolved, and by being situated between being done and undone, woven and unwoven there is a sense that we are part of a fleeting moment in the fabric of time. This particular and fragile poise, between realized form and abject collapse, seems timely in a world that is equally poised. They are decidedly undecided and precarious. (Julia Teale, 2021)
Karen will be available in the gallery until closing time to chat with visitors. Refreshments will be available.