Elisabeth Pointon, @JHANA MILLERS GALLERY
Where to from Here by Elisabeth Pointon
10 September – 3 October
Jhana Millers Gallery, Level 1, Mibar Building, 85 Victoria St, Wellington
Elisabeth Pointon is an early-career artist from Wellington. Her work has been exhibited at a number of significant institutions, including the Dowse Art Museum in Te Awakairangi, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, and City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi. She is best known for her event-based and sculptural works, which centre on text, and relate to her long-term day job at a car showroom. Pointon riffs on physical advertising devices, such as banners, blimps, and flailing tube men. The phrases she favours — ‘BIG DEAL’, ‘SPECTACULAR’, ‘PHENOMENAL’ — are the ebullient language of sales floors. She tends not to recreate longer slogans, but keeps her expressions tight, allowing the complexity of fairly minimal bits of language to be explored.
Where to from Here by Elisabeth Pointon, 2020.