Emily Karaka, @VISIONS
Four Paintings by Emily Karaka
1 – 31 October 2020
Visions Gallery, Level 9, 10 Lorne St, Auckland
For her first exhibition with Visions, Emily presents four paintings that relate to Ōtuataua/Ihumātao, an area of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland that is the subject of ongoing dispute. The works are associated with a major series shown in Australia this year as part of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, curated by Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri).
Four Paintings provides audiences in Aotearoa New Zealand with an opportunity to connect with that project, despite the impossibility of travel as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emily Karaka has been painting and exhibiting for more than 40 years. Her works are held in major Aotearoa collections, including those of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. New paintings are to feature prominently in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, the largest exhibition to be held at Toi o Tāmaki. In 2021, she will undertake a McCahon House residency in order to produce work for consideration for the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10) at QAGOMA, Brisbane, 2021 – 2022.
Emily Karaka, Self-Portrait at Ihumātao, 2019.