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Moniek Schrijer, Kāryn Taylor and Erica van Zon

Moniek Schrijer, Kāryn Taylor and Erica van Zon

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When:

  • Thu 5 Dec ’19, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Fri 6 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 7 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 11 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 12 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 13 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 14 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 18 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 19 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 20 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 21 Dec ’19, 11:00am – 4:00pm
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Where:

Millers O'Brien Gallery, 85 Victoria St, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

For the final exhibition of the year, Millers O’Brien is pleased to present new work by Moniek Schrijer, Kāryn Taylor and Erica van Zon.

Erica van Zon
Erica van Zon draws inspiration for her practice from her fascinations, memories, and encounters with the local and wider world. Avocados and eggs, Resene’s Colour Chart or views from aeroplane windows are recreated and repurposed by van Zon using craft-based materials of embroidery, ceramics, beading and tapestry.

Her playful and infectious works tap into the language of visual trickery, pastiche and parody. Bordering on obsessive, each work acts as an entry point into a network of wide-ranging ideas. Moving through different time zones and aesthetic eras van Zon creates a collective understanding which is revealed, relived or questioned in the viewing of her work.

Erica van Zon holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2007. Recent exhibitions include: Peppermint Twist, Millers O'Brien 2019; Verdant Geometry, Scape Public Art, Christchurch, 2018; Opal Moon, Local Lime at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and Objectspace Auckland 2017-18; Coffee Perhaps, The Dowse Art Museum, 2016-17; and Dogwood Days, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014-15. She was Artist in Residence at Tylee Cottage, Whanganui 2016, visiting artist at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2014, and the recipient of the Asia NZ/ Wellington City Council WARE Residency, Beijing 2011.

Kāryn Taylor
In her large-scale installations and wall-based works, Kāryn Taylor manipulates light, form and shadow to challenge perception. Informed by geometric abstraction and the concepts of metaphysics (concerning the existence and nature of things) and quantum physics (concerning the behaviour of matter and energy), Kāryn's works play with the invisible structures that ground our reality.

Kāryn holds an MFA (First Class) from Elam School of Art, Auckland, 2013 and a BFA (Hons) from Massey University, Wellington, 2005. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and Australia, most recently at Te Tuhi, Auckland, Melbourne art Fair with Anna Pappas Gallery and the Sydney, and Auckland Art Fairs with Sanderson Gallery. In 2017 she was included in Personal Structures, Pallazo Mora, Pallazo Bembo, Venice, Italy and at Art-Athina Contemporary Art Fair, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, Greece. She was a finalist for the Wallace Art Award, 2014, and received a Merit at the Parkin Drawing Prize, 2017.

Moniek Schrijer
The transformative potential of used and often discarded materials fuels Moniek's contemporary jewellery practice. She is drawn to attributes in items that are reflections of the past, imaginings of the future and observations of the every day—exploring notions of time and timelessness, the known and unknown.

Since completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Jewellery and Printmaking at Whitireia New Zealand, Moniek has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies. Her most notable accolades include the 2016 Herbert Hofmann Preis and the 2015 Françoise van den Bosch artist in residence in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Moniek has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions in New Zealand and Internationally. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and The Dowse Art Museum.

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