Fiona Connor: Closed Down Clubs & Monochromes
9 March - 14 April, 2018
Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington, New Zealand
Contemplating the different times suspended in the object opens up a connection between the sculpture, a thing in the world, and an awareness of myself as a thing in the world, something that’s been used and worn, something that holds many different stories. Time may be the deep link that connects us to the things of our world, and reading and re-reading the material signs of time passing allows these fictions and histories to resonate and echo within them.*
Hopkinson Mossman is pleased to present Closed Down Clubs & Monochromes, a solo exhibition of new work by Fiona Connor, and the inaugural exhibition in the Wellington gallery program.
Fiona Connor uses strategies of repetition to produce objects that interrogate their own form and the contexts in which they are encountered. Reconstructing a public drinking fountain, a kitchen wall, a notice board from the local café or brick production plant, her work engages different vernacular architectural histories embedded within our built environment. Closed Down Clubs & Monochromes comprises two distinct bodies of work that, while materially divergent, both interrogate the material and temporal course of an object’s ontological existence.