Louise McRae, Same But Different
29 August - 9 September at Grey, 37 Scanlan St, Grey Lynn, Auckland
open: 10am-3pm Tuesday to Saturday
preview: 2-4pm, Sunday 27 August
Louise McRae’s new works respond to both our natural and built environments. She weaves strips of sheet metal and felt together with timber into undulating wall-hung sculptures. A love for her media and processes are evident throughout: materials are intertwined in gentle folds and pleats or hammered and clamped into submission. The works are painted in vibrant monochrome with textural contrasts allowing the natural characteristics of each material to shine through. McRae pushes her structures to the brink of collapse, highlighting their physicality and the tensions which simultaneously hold them together and threaten to pull them apart.
pictured: be blue 2023, wood, aluminium, felt, acrylic, 450 x 300 x 200mm