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LONNIE HUTCHINSON, MONIQUE JANSEN & PETER TREVELYAN
CROSSHATCHING, 13 AUGUST - 6 SEPTEMBER 2014
This exhibition brings together three artists whose work can be characterised by its interest in repetitive mark making. Using the simplest of materials -- pencil lead, paper and knife -- in approaches that may be seen as great obsessions they make marks, lines and cuts to produce two and three-dimensional forms that play with pattern and form, light and shadow.
While crosshatching literally refers to traditional drawing technique of putting lines at angles to each other to create tonal variations, the word itself suggests something new being brought forth in the interactions and conversations generated by these three practices.
Lonnie Hutchinson is a multi media and installation artist with a practice informed by her dual Maori and Samoan heritage. Best known for her builder's paper cut-outs, she has recently completed major public art commissions in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.
Monique Jansen who last year won the inaugural Parkin drawing prize is interested in issues of time and labour. Working within the parameters of abstraction and contemporary drawing, her laborious drawings celebrate the slow handmade while exploring the idea of the hand as machine.
In Peter Trevelyan's work the tool of drawing becomes the material of sculpture, creating works that may be seen as built drawings. His practice is a three-dimensional investigation of two-dimensional methods and media. For this exhibition, he has created a series of miniature works contained in found books.