Structural Relief Te Tuhi

Matt Henry: Structural Relief (Te Tuhi)
Te Tuhi Project Wall, 15 November 2014 - 15 February 2015

Using painting as a departure point to explore relationships between art, architecture and design, Matt Henry has installed an arrangement of stretched white canvases on a white wall at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts. Some of the canvases have been inset into the wall itself, while others are hung conventionally on its surface. Both rely on the play of light to define the internal and external forms and call into question the presence of a painting in a room, not as an image or surface, but as something that might become part of the architecture in which it is placed.

Image: Installation view of Matt Henry's Structural Relief at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts