2010 Grad Show
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Every year the Blue Oyster stages a Grad Show to showcase experimental and innovative art works created by recent graduates from the Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Arts. This year's exhibition will feature works by Debbie Adamson, Gwen Hudson, John Paxie, Alex MacKinnon, Lars Preisser and Jesse Simons. As a new twist the 2010 Grad Show has been curated by recent graduate of the Otago University Art History and Theory programme Lauren Gutsell; making this a truly pan-institutional graduate exhibition.
The works in this exhibition have been selected by Gutsell because of their shared interest the subtle and continuous flux of everything around us. Each work centers on a change or transformation of materials, concepts, expectations or processes, leading the viewer to ask questions of how they came to be, how they function and what assumptions they are based on. By existing as only one of many potential resolutions or applications these art works encourage us to expand our outlook on what is possible.
The exhibition will open on Tuesday 26 January at 5:30pm and will run until Saturday 20 February.
Click here to download the curator's text.