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Clare Caldwell: In Time

18 Aug 2018 - 03 Sep 2018

Artwork: Intervention

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

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Natali Rojas

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.