Ben Pearce

Ben Pearce
Everything Remote Intermingles
February 22–March 17, 2017

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The work of artist Ben Pearce is in flux. Ravaged by time, shifting from one material to another, geological formations morph into parts of the body and back into landscapes. In Everything Remote Intermingles, Ben takes us on another journey to the familiar topography of the moon’s cratered surface. He obsessively inscribes it onto objects native to the home resulting in vaguely post-apocalyptic suggestions, where unperceivable interventions take place. The artist cites the phenomenon of hypnagogic hallucinations which can occur in the final moments before sleep. In this new body of work, time and space are reconfigured and elongated; form and volume are switched, the familiar becomes unfamiliar, the safe becomes treacherous.

 

The public are invited to attend an opening reception for Everything Remote Intermingles on Wednesday, February 22 from 5.30pm—7pm at 306 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings.

BEN PEARCE employs wood, stone, metal and found objects to explore notions of time and memory. Since graduating from Whanganui Quay School in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Majoring in Sculpture, he has exhibited regularly in New Zealand and Australia, including at City Gallery Wellington and The Suter Art Gallery in Nelson. Ben is currently based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

  • Travel Light / Warnings for Travellers
    found iron
    250 x 120 x 135mm
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  • Six Literal, Consecutive, 24-hour days
    bronze
    240 x 150 x 150mm
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  • Mirror / Double Image
    bronze
    200 x 200mm
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  • Frame / Double Image
    bronze
    178 x 250mm
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  • For Mel Blanc
    corten steel
    1720 x 900 x 915mm
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  • For Lidenbrock / Crater Rod 1
    bronze
    710 x 14mm
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  • For Hans / Crater Rod 2
    bronze
    705 x 22mm
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  • For Axel / Crater Rod 3
    bronze
    910 x 18mm
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  • Comfort 100 / The World Is New
    found iron
    180 x 82 x 130mm
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  • Being in One Place and Thinking About Another
    found candle holder and bronze
    200 x 100 x 80mm
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  • Ancestor
    found iron
    220 x 115 x 120mm
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  • Affix on a Cupboard or Drawer
    bronze
    20 x 20 x 30mm
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