Carried - Orexart 2014
Carried - Orexart 2014

Exhibition View

Carried - Orexart 2014
Carried - Orexart 2014

Exhibition View

Carried  

 - Orexart (Auckland  2014)

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Exhibition View 

Words have always occupied a central position in the practice of author, mathematician and painter, Peter James Smith. Few paintings or objects emerge from his studio without words as part of their surfaces. Their purpose is to construct meaning, inviting the viewer to grab the clues and do the constructing. In CARRIED, Smith brings to Auckland a continuation of a show that’s been a success in Melbourne and Hobart, using the notion of collaged trays to do the talking.

An installation of dozens of breakfast trays flows around the walls brandishing clipped phrases like poetry. In a cross-fertilisation of high and low art, book covers are disassembled, record sleeves reconstituted and blackboard paint abounds. Rather than carrying food, the trays now carry collages of the cultural fabric in a show that brings new vigour to Smith’s well known classical painting practice of oil on linen. 

The installation is comprised of nearly 200 works, most of which are sold individually.

Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Port Arthur
Port Arthur

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Bell's Beach
Bell's Beach

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Evensong
Evensong

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Watermark
Watermark

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

We'd Rather Have..
We'd Rather Have..

We'd Rather Have The Iceberg Than The Ship 2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Godocut
Godocut

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Keplers Law
Keplers Law

Keplers Law of Planetary Motion 2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Measure
Measure

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Bracksy
Bracksy

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

End Of The Labyrith
End Of The Labyrith

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Friday
Friday

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Silver Spoons
Silver Spoons

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

The Patriot
The Patriot

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Melbourne
Melbourne

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Camera Lucida
Camera Lucida

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Mahjong
Mahjong

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Deep Seated
Deep Seated

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

The Lure of Angels
The Lure of Angels

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Wide Brown Land
Wide Brown Land

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Moderne
Moderne

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Citadel
Citadel

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Planning Laws
Planning Laws

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Independent Scotland
Independent Scotland

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Harpers Bizzare
Harpers Bizzare

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Rime of
Rime of

Rime Of The Ancient Mariner 2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Forever Unseen
Forever Unseen

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Marlboro
Marlboro

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Found Blue
Found Blue

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried

Library
Library

2013 Enamel, oil & collage on found tray Exhibition: Carried