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Marilyn Jones Linear Impositions

Linear Impositions - Marilyn Jones

23 September — 14 October 2019
10:00 am — 8:00 pm
Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

Inspired by unexpected elements from Toi Pōneke’s architecture, artist Marilyn Jones has created an installation of inter-connected steel rod sculptures that occupy and interrupt the gallery space. Jones opens a physical relationship with both audience and site through her work – taking aspects of in-between and negative spaces formed around Toi Pōneke’s buildings and flagpole and transforming them into geometric steel sculptures, bringing these ready-made forms normally situated outside, inside. The artist seeks to challenge and heighten our levels of spatial awareness as we navigate our way into and through this reconfigured gallery space – the installation simultaneously protrudes into our pathway (sharp angles!) and keeps us safe (high-vis orange!). Flying a flag with the message “I want to communicate with you”, Jones questions what occurs when dialogue is opened and activated between space, objects and people.