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Bob Jahnke – ATA: A Third Reflection

12 Feb 2018 - 08 Apr 2018

Robert Jahnke, Ata tuatahi (2016), MDF, paint, neon, one way glass, mirror, electricity. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Jeff McEwan

Monday 12 February 2018, 6.00pm - Sunday 8 April 2018, 5.00pm

  • Opening celebration: Mon 12 Feb, 6pm-8pm
  • Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm

TSB Wallace Arts Centre, The Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland

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Ata in te reo Māori references artistic concerns such as reflection, form, light and shadow, but also refers to the act of deliberation.

Professor Robert Jahnke’s Ata explores Māori creation narratives and prophetic imagery through light and reflection.

This new body of wall-mounted and free-standing installation works explore reflection of neon text and pattern inspired by the practices of Ivan Navarro and Paolo Scirpa.

The technique results in a repetition of pattern that appears infinite but disappears into a void of darkness.

Through these optical effects Jahnke endeavours to capture the Maori notion of the emergence of Te Ao Marama the world of light from the darkness of Te Po.

This exhibition is presented and toured by PĀTAKA Art + Museum.

Please join us for the Opening Celebration of Bob Jahnke's exhibition "ATA: a third reflection" at the Pah Homestead on Mon 12 Feb, 6pm.