17 April 2021
An artist talk with Fiona Connor
17 April 2021. Free entry.
In advance of Fiona Connor’s exhibition with The Physics Room, Light enough to read by (opening in June) we are excited to take the opportunity of a research visit to Ōtautahi to host an artist talk this Saturday. Fiona will touch on the work that will be part of Light enough to read by as well as discussing recent projects, recurring concerns in her practice, and the recently released publication Fiona Connor +1 310 951 9459 with June 20th. As Fiona is returning to the US, this will be your chance to hear from the artist herself and get an early preview of the work that will be shown in June.
The New Zealand-born, Los Angeles based artist makes sculptural installations in which she replicates and recontextualises objects and structures from everyday life, raising dialogue around the systems, sites and communities connected with these objects. Her practice exists at the intersection of architecture, sculpture, and installation. Connor’s practice has been underpinned collaborative ways of working, and moves between curating, facilitating, and object making.
A limited number of copies of Fiona Connor +1 310 951 9459 will be available to purchase, and are also available to order at https://june20th.net.
Fiona Connor received a degree in Fine Arts and History from the University of Auckland, and her Masters in Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts. In 2007, she was a founding member of Gambia Castle. Her work is Auckland City Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Dowse Art Museum, and Te Papa Tongarewa in Te Whanganui-a-tara Wellington, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Connor has exhibited in New York, Barcelona, Basel, Istanbul, Sydney and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.