Saturday 18 August 2018, 2.00pm - Monday 3 September 2018, 3.00pm
- Opening event: Sat 18 Aug, 2pm
- Exhibition: 19 Aug - 3 Sep
- Gallery hours: Mon 12pm-4.30pm, Tue-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun & public holidays 11am-3pm
Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland
09 963 2331
For Clare (Claudie) Caldwell art is the initial impulse, a filter through which to decipher subliminal, pre-cognitive and cognitive responses to her inner and outer worlds.
A way of making sense of and sharing ‘conversations’ about things that are important.
In Time is an allegorical narrative of paintings on angelic intervention – its arrival, its absence and its re-intervention.
The exhibition is a response to the imagery that has mentally and spiritually bombarded the artist, often seemingly random, but now forming a cohesive whole.
It has an urgency about it. It seems it is a story that wants to be told.
Clare believes one of the roles of the artist is to ask the hard questions, to challenge established beliefs, like a societal watchdog.
In a world currently dominated by the cult of the decadent, the ugly and the secular, art has largely abandoned its role of transcending these dystopias and connecting us to an ‘otherness’ – a connection to what is Divine, that connects to the Divine within us.
It is a loss that severs what she believes to be the pursuit of our sacred purpose on this planet.