Imogen Taylor
Pocket Histories
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
10 February – 13 May 2018

Pocket Histories — developed in collaboration between curator Ioana Gordon-Smith and artist Imogen Taylor as the latter’s McCahon House post-residency exhibition — looks at the work of three contemporary artists who sample pockets of modernism to reevaluate our understandings of ‘high’ or ‘good’ art, as well as alternative principles for living. Pulling upon various threads of modernist histories – from the influence of the decorative arts to utopian ideals – the works share not only an interest in geometry but also the potential of anachronism as a strategy for recalling alternative positions that are possible in the here and now. Featuring work by Vita Cochran, Imogen Taylor and Isobel Thom.