The Model World – Te Uru Contemporary Gallery – 13 February – 1 April 2015
Judy Millar: The Model World
In the theatre world, models are miniature sets used to test the placement of images and objects in a specific space. Like a life-size model world, Judy Millar’s recent work combines a projected image, moving components, and painted and blank surfaces, which collectively could resemble an artist’s studio or an engineering workshop – both sites for production and experimentation or creativity through play. Visitors are encouraged to participate and occupy Millar’s constructed world by transforming flat-folded works into three-dimensional pop-ups and casting exaggerated shadows while moving through the gallery, making explicit the subjective and ambiguous relationships that influence our experience of paintings; between painting and space, image and form, the real world and its mediated imprint on a surface.
The Model World also extends on our new publication, Swell, a pop up book for children and the result of a collaboration between Judy Millar, writer Trish Gribben and paper engineer Phillip Fickling. Millar’s paintings were turned into twisting, swelling and heaving pop-ups that folded neatly between the pages. Here, paintings shift scale again to take on a larger-than-life presence as a further exploration of the degrees of separation in the painting process that playfully but persistently rejects the notion of a painting as a discrete,
mimetic object that represents the world but is not subject to its forces.
Proof Of Heaven - Gow Langsford Gallery – Auckland – New Zealand
3 March – 28 March
’25′ – Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 25 January – 8 March 2015
!0th Anniversary Group Exhibition – Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney, Australia.
31 January – 21 February 2015
Swell: A Pop-Up Book for children featuring the work of Judy Millar
Published by Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, New