Stories of the Sun
2 - 15 March 2023
From 6 woodcuts (and a small number of screenprints of similar patterns) 40 unique works are made. Unique combinations are created through layering and rotating the limited blocks. Each individual block is like a character who changes with new interactions and placements on the paper.
Matthew Kooistra is interested in the geometric linework and motifs (such as the sunburst) from the Art Deco period, and the process of carefully carving, drawing, and interpreting these patterns. Compared to other mediums he has worked in (such as clay, Oamaru stone and glass), he has found that printmaking has an immediacy. The planning and execution of ideas are able to happen quickly. This allows for a cascade of ideas expressed in print.
Stories of the Sun opens Thursday 2 March, 4.30 - 7pm, and runs until 15 March
The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm