Emily Hartley-Skudder: Showhome

This exhibition is now closed

Recent University of Canterbury graduate Emily Hartley-Skudder's eerily precise still lifes play on the idea of the 'artificial ordinary'.

For three weeks, Hartley-Skudder's works will provide the finishing touches to a furnished showhome in the Wigram Skies development, fulfilling their ultimate destiny as the aspirational props for a perfect life. Drawing on the traditions of conventional still-life painting and the miniaturised perfection of a child's dollhouse, Hartley-Skudder's paintings of household objects – fruit, crockery, even a jaunty rubber duck – reference and double the highly choreographed interior of the showhome in unexpected and sometimes unsettling ways.

Open from 12-4pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed Mondays.

Supported by Orange Homes.

  • Date:
    27 February – 19 March 2013
  • Curator:
    Ken Hall
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  • Part of
    Outer Spaces