~ The Weight of The World
This is Monique’s first major solo show at The Vivian, and it’s a ripper! Just back from a very successful exhibition in the US, Monique’s crushed forms and layered textures proved a big hit at the recent Auckland Art Fair. She’s been working hard in her Auckland studio to produce a range of works that are powerful, elegant and punchy.
There is something so compellingly mesmerising in all of these works. Boxes, designed to capture and store, to hold, to hide, to cherish, to contain, to… ponder. For there is a tension in every piece in this show that belies surface seduction and individual charm. Perhaps Monique is playing with us. Luring us into a dialogue of the very nature of art and it’s worth. Are these works commodities? Richly embellished statements of irony? Jewels for dining room guests to admire? Or are they simply a quiet physical manifestation of the most worthy of human passions; restless exploration.
~ Downloads for this show