'Borderland' - new paintings by Hana Carpenter, 12 May-3 June 2023, Gilberd Marriott Gallery, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington, Aotearoa new Zealand
Borderland opens in Room 1 on Friday 12th May, 5pm-7pm. I will add more photographs of Hana Carpenter's paintings here once the exhibition is open, but we would love you to come and see the original artworks in the gallery first.
We have a Photospace Gallery exhibition - 'Pilgrimage' - by Jake Giles opening in room 3 at the same time.
Borderland explores the interconnectedness of the human body and the natural world. The works reference sonographic (ultrasound) imagery, used to visualise the subterrain of both body and land. The liminal spaces are painterly biopsies, capturing and containing the body’s energy expended in mark making.
Hana Carpenter has Scottish, Irish and Danish ancestry, ngāi te Tiriti te iwi. She was born in Te Kuiti, Aotearoa. She lives in Tāmaki Makaurau.
She has been a finalist in the Parkin Drawing Prize, the Wellington Regional Art Awards, the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards, the NZ Painting and Printmaking Awards and the Wallace Awards.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam, Auckland University, and exhibits in Tāmaki Makaurau and Pōneke.