Viva: Maria Moyer, ‘Thisness’

Viva: Maria Moyer, ‘Thisness’

Viva’s Fun Things to do this Weekend: New York-based artist Maria Moyer is the first international artist to show work at Hawke’s Bay gallery Parlour Projects, bringing her organic, pastel, porcelain sculptures and a selection of paintings. Thisness draws on forms, textures and processes from the ocean and nature, her sculptures forgo a glossy glaze, relying instead on the unpredictable magic of firing. “One reason I am not using glaze in this work is that I want the imperfections of my touch and random material events that occur in the kiln to be evident,” Maria explains. “As an artist, I am not representing nature, I’m developing my own nature-inspired rules and allowing process and discovery to lead me.”

 

When: Until Saturday April 21 

Where: Parlour Projects, 306 Eastbourne St East, Hastings 

Visit: Parlourprojects.com