Mothermother Iteration 3, Oct 2019
Judy Darragh, Kelly Pretty & Teresa Peters
Our third iteration, we are now seven artists in our small and humble collective. What makes a collective? The upholding of everyone by everyone. Working together to try things. Judith Darragh invites Teresa Peters, Rose Meyer invites Kelly Pretty. It’s wonderful to see the operation of the project gathering and morphing into an entity.
Themes in this show are feeling form and labour form. Teresa Peters pats smooth then gouges through her forms, fingers draw through the clay, shaping them into archetypal totems. She clusters them in stories, arranged together in tribes and lineages.
Kelly Pretty stitches her son’s drawings, a tender collaboration between mother and son. Faithfully retracing the drawn line into a blood red lineage. Full of wonder, that precious age of six where the drawn line is unlabored, the red stitching speaks to the raw reality of the ebbs and flows of life.
MOTHERMOTHER is an evolving exhibition situated at LOT23 Gallery, Auckland.The project weaves emerging and established female artists from all backgrounds as each exhibiting artist invites another to take their place. A story is created with each handling over of the space, bringing different artists together to foster connections within the wider art community.