This week’s artists present impressive installations that utilize traditional techniques with a twist.
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1.Dissection aims to be an in-depth reflection on the urban space, taking as starting point several of the structural elements that compose it. at EDP Foundation
2. Zezão’s latest show contains large-scale assemblages composed of materials that evoke his experience of São Paulo’s streets: scraps of wood furniture and building materials, bits of street signs and advertisements, and various found objects at Zipper Galeria
3. Ngatai Taepa’s current practice includes installation works which look at contemporary issues within New Zealand society, as well as paintings that are fueled by a childhood fascination with kowhaiwhai at Page Blackie Gallery
4. Val Britton transforms this gallery’s space with a massive installation of her hand cut assorted papers in her thematic series of cartography inspired landscapes at Gallery Wendi Norris
5. Openness and Clarity seeks to examine the pivotal role that Color Field painters and their direct predecessors played in the evolution of abstract art, while also proving the work’s persisting ability to captivate the contemporary eye at Honor Fraser
6. Drawing upon early forms of technology, A Handweaver’s Pattern Book unfolds throughout the gallery in a sweeping installation of new drawings that operate in the intersection of the handmade and manufactured textiles at Clifton Benevento