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Figures In the Fields


Tue 17 Sep 2013, 5:30pm–8:00pm
Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:30am–6:00pm
Thu 19 Sep 2013, 10:30am–6:00pm
Fri 20 Sep 2013, 10:30am–8:00pm
Sat 21 Sep 2013, 10:30am–6:00pm
Sun 22 Sep 2013, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: Matchbox Studios, Level 1, 166 Cuba St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: matchboxwellington

Figures In the Fields
Tuesday 17th- Sunday 22nd September 2013
Launch Event Tuesday 17th September 6.30-8pm
Artists Jake Fairweather and Negin Dastgheib present a joint exhibition Figures in the fields.

Jake investigates what makes Modernist paintings and animation compelling to watch. How do technical mechanisms on the canvas/screen, such as gradations of tone, temperature, depth, undulating horizons and open forms engage and immerse the viewer.

He figures that a certain amount of aesthetic durability lies in the optical momentum created by a painting/films inner components pushing and pulling one another. This series, consisting of paintings and film, is inspired by the effects produced by Mark Rothko paintings: expanding and contracting.

Negin paints from old family photograph which were taken during the Iranian Revolution. Her images are of simple family outings yet her use of neutral colours and fluid paint techniques not only represent the elusive nature of history and memory, they give a sense that the figures are under some sort of threat.

Jake and Negin are currently undertaking their honors year for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. They both specialize in painting and share similar influences from late modernist painters.

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