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Robyn Gibson: Solace in Familiar Things

10 Nov 2017 - 29 Nov 2017

  • Thinking about Things
  • The Visitor

Friday 10 November 2017, 6.00pm - Wednesday 29 November 2017, 3.00pm

  • Opening event: Fri 10 Nov, 6pm-8pm
  • Exhibition open: 10-29 Nov
  • Gallery hours: Mon 12pm-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm, public holidays 11am-3pm

Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

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Anusha Bhana

09 963 2331


Solace in Familiar Things explores our self-indulgent consumerist society where the products designed for an apparently innocent domestic market are often, ironically, the source of human suffering.

Gibson’s paintings observe characters in relation to a love for objects we so greedily consume and yet so readily dispose of. Oddly these objects become the accessories of our identity.

Gibson makes sense of this apparent anomaly by animating these objects, instilling in them characteristics that evoke emotional response and offer the opportunity for viewers to confront their personal contradictions.