Parlour Projects is delighted to host Starkwhite for the inaugural edition of TENT, an initiative led by Aotearoa Art Fair. The two galleries will present Fiona Pardington,
Tarota, at 306 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings, from November 4–7.
Tarota is the newest body of still lives from Dr Fiona Pardington MNZM, Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Ngāti Kahungunu). Named for the Tarot deck of divinatory cards and their ancient archetypal symbols, Tarota is Pardington’s exploration of her own visual vocabulary of private and mystical symbolism. The aesthetic of the images is partly inspired by the symbolist and art-nouveau influenced drawings of the occultist and artist Austin Osman Spare (1886–1956). Pardington paints the bottles herself, embellishing them with therapeutic drawings motivated by Spare, signalling an expansion of her practice beyond the camera. Tarota sits in a liminal space between European esotericism, Māori tikanga, and Pardington’s unique personal artistic vision.
The opening hours for the exhibition are as follows:
The public is invited to a special opening event on Friday, November 5, from 5–7pm as well as a floor talk on Saturday, November 6, at 2pm.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to access our online catalogue. TENT will also provide an online preview of the exhibition from 2pm on Thursday, November 4.
Image: Fiona Pardington, The Sun, The Satyr (Tarota), 2021, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle paper, framed in hand lacquered black Goldie moulding with AR72, mural scale 176 x 140cm, edition of 10 + 1AP, courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite