Brett Graham
Searching for Tangaroa
6 - 31 October 2009
2009-10-06 - 2009-10-31
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Bartley + Company Art is pleased to present this exhibition by leading Maori sculptor Brett Graham. 'Searching for Tangaroa' explores the convergence of ancient and contemporary beliefs and technologies. Here, Graham employs high-tech underwater scanners in a mythical quest for the location of Hui Te Ananui, the house of the god of the sea and the original site of carving. As a metaphor for the human search for meaning and security, the hand-carved scanners, with their traditional patterns, suggest a range of issues and conflicts from the global to local. Central to questions being raised by Graham, in all works in the exhibition, is the role and application of surveillance, at both the personal and political level - who or what is seen and how.

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