LEFTOVERS: Re-presenting the unwanted. 2014

LEFTOVERS: Re-presenting the unwanted explores how response and perception can be influenced and manipulated by way of presentation. The work undertaken in this project attempts to elevate the status of discarded materials and imbibe them with a sense of historical, cultural and personal significance.

A selection of New Zealand public art galleries and museums were approached by the artist and invited to supply adhesive vinyl used to promote exhibitions in their institutions, once they had finished with them. Samples received from participating institutions were catalogued, photographed and re-presented along with other works that were informed by the data and vinyl collected. Not all requests were accepted to supply the material for the project, which became integral in the development and presentation of the work.

This project wouldn't have been possible without the help from the following people and organisations; Lisa Reynolds, Alexander Wright, Shaun Waugh, Richard Reddaway, Michael Heynes, Damon Cook, Denis Clode, Pataka Art + Museum, The Dowse Art Museum, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Rotorua Museum, Te Manawa Museums Trust, Hastings City Art Gallery, Waikato Museum and DAC Group.

Inkjet print on Epson luster photo
Leftover #1 2014: Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Inkjet print on Epson luster photo
Leftover #2 2014: Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Inkjet print on Epson luster photo
Leftover #3 2014: Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Inkjet print on Epson luster photo
Leftover #5 2014: Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Inkjet print on Epson luster photo
Leftover #4 2014: Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Inkjet print on Epson luster photo
Leftover #7 2014: Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Inkjet print on Epson luster photo
Leftover #8 2014: Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

adhesive vinyl (various), fibres
Allsorts 2014: adhesive vinyl (various), fibres

3M Scotchcal vinyl
Request Denied (re-presented) 2014: 3M Scotchcal vinyl

(Detail) 3M Scotchcal vinyl
Request Denied (re-presented) 2014: (Detail) 3M Scotchcal vinyl

Exposure 2014, installation
LEFTOVERS: Exposure 2014, installation

Exposure 2014, installation
LEFTOVERS: Exposure 2014, installation

Exposure 2014, installation
LEFTOVERS: Exposure 2014, installation

Exposure 2014, installation
LEFTOVERS: Exposure 2014, installation