The Portrait and the Abacus
Contemporary Auckland-based artist Wanda Gillespie showcases the exploration of her work in wood from her 2023 art residency on Waiheke Island.
Gillespie’s evocative wood carved figures wade through the muddy waters of a transcendent era guided by the sacred mathematics in nature. The exhibition brings together the artists fascination with ancient mathematic curiosities such as the abacus and counting tablets with the emotive hand carved human form. Artefacts of a moment in time, these finely crafted sculptures blend the tangible and ethereal and invite us to collectively reconsider our values as we embark on a new era of existence.
My solo exhibition opened last Friday at Waiheke Art Gallery marking the end of my artist residency on the island.
Waiheke Art Gallery
2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke, Aotearoa New Zealand
Open 7 days, 10 - 4pm. Exhibition runs until October 22nd