Darryn George: Pulse

8 March – 24 August 2008

The walls themselves become the artwork in Darryn George's new project. Stretching more than 50 metres and reaching from floor to ceiling, Pulse is an engulfing fusion of customary Māori art and contemporary abstract painting. Using intricate patterns, chanting rhythms and an eye-popping palette of red, black and white, George fills the hushed white cube of the Sutton Gallery with a continual pulse of light, language and pattern.

The walls themselves become the artwork in Darryn George's new project. Stretching more than 50 metres and reaching from floor to ceiling, Pulse is an engulfing fusion of customary Māori art and contemporary abstract painting.

In his paintings George has often alluded to the physical structure of Māori wharenui – the 'big houses' wherein rafters and centre poles represent the ribs and backbones of ancestors. This is reflected here in the Sutton Gallery, where George has spun his designs from the centre pole out to the walls.

Using intricate patterns, chanting rhythms and an eye-popping palette of red, black and white, George fills the hushed white cube of the Sutton Gallery with a continual pulse of light, language and pattern.