Thursday, 6 August 2009

VOYEUR

Gallery on Blueskin invites you to the opening of "VOYEUR"

"VOYEUR", an exhibition aimed at Wellington's alternative and artistic
communities, is now travelling the country and will be at Gallery on
Blueskin in Waitati for a week from August 14.

Nine works by bronze sculptor Megan Ransom will feature in Voyeur,
which received rave reviews when it featured at the S & M's Cocktail
Bar in Cuba Street on 27 March 2009. The show will travel first to
Auckland, where it is being held at the well known Gay bar, Kamo in
K.Road. After Dunedin, it will be at 12 Bar in Queenstown, to coincide
with Gay ski week.

Megan says she is deliberately targeting the alternative market with
her first solo exhibition in bronze sculpture. She describes the work
as "a bit naughty and risque" and says she wanted to have some fun
making the pieces."The works will definitely be conversation pieces in
people's homes," she says. "Sculpture can be fun, voluptuous and
erotic. What I'm doing is pushing the boundaries and breaking with
convention".

This show was inspired by the famous illustrator Aubrey Beardsley,
whose work was extremely risque in the nineteenth century. An artist
for the past 20 years, Megan has been a fashion designer and
contemporary visual artist. She turned to sculpture three years ago
and believes she is the only female sculptor in New Zealand, if not in
Australasia, involved in the complete process of sculpting – from the
moulding and the bronze pour to the grinding, welding and finishing.

The show will have a public opening on Friday 14 August, from 6pm.
Gallery on Blueskin is just 15 minutes north of Dunedin at 1 Harvey
St, Waitati. The gallery is excited to have the opportunity to host
this show. It should spark a lot of interest and hopefully challenge
people a little. For further inquiries, phone (03) 4822080.

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