Warren Viscoe: Satellite Skies Don’t Tell Lies
"Wood for me is more of a culture than a medium. It takes in living forests, Māori tradition, and the pioneering drama."
— Warren Viscoe
Roughly carved wooden hands coasting through an imaginary ocean, razorblade compasses and parachutes anchored with glass bottles, feature in the artist’s interpretation of the foundations of New Zealand society. Viscoe builds symbols of migration and technology out of unlikely materials with curiosity and wit, to consider the value we place on culture, nature and economy. Blending the histories and myths that establish our place in Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (the Pacific) he asks, “How did we get here?”
The Dowse Art Museum | 30 Jul – 20 Nov 2016