Lorene Taurerewa, watercolor on paper, 8in x 12in, 2012
Gamine & The Gallery
439 Metropolitan Avenue
October 12 - November 8, 2012
The Gallery is proud to present a solo show of new work by New Zealand born/New York based artist Lorene Taurerewa. Ms. Taurerewa is widely known in the southern hemisphere as a tenacious force in the discipline of drawing – a skill set that is scant amongst artists today. Beginning over a decade ago, in frustration at conceptualism’s abandonment, through its abundant variety of approaches to draftsmanship, of true principals of light, volume, proportion, and geometry; she took it upon herself to deconstruct and reassemble a methodology for drawing.
Mastering this medium, she has used drawing to create a universe of characters she composes into her own unique figurative allegories. Her stories are centered on dualities of God and Evolution, the eternal versus the ever-changing, Love and Free Will versus Determinism, and the conscious versus the subconscious. She manifests these dialectical investigations in figures in ink and watercolors that are beautiful, delicate; spontaneous in some, deeply still and yet bleeding with potential energy in others: much like the figures in the work of painter Francis Bacon. Her deft hand and years of training have rewarded her with an immediacy of touch that can oscillate between the dualities in the spectrum of psychology, and transmit them in degrees by the motion of her will, her desire, her whimsy.