Time On­go­ing: Pauline Rhodes

NZ Life & Leisure - - That’s The Spirit -

30 Novem­ber to 24 Feb­ru­ary, CoCA |Toi Moroki Cen­tre of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Christchurch A site-spe­cific in­stal­la­tion by prom­i­nent Ōtau­tahi Christchurch artist Pauline Rhodes com­prises pods of nat­u­ral and re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als and re­flects her in­ter­est in the en­vi­ron­ment, ecol­ogy and eco­nom­ics. Fea­tur­ing tree branches, soil, ply­wood, weath­ered plas­tics and reused ma­te­ri­als sourced from her earth­quakedam­aged stu­dio and saved from pre­vi­ous works, Time On­go­ing has the en­demic wiry shrub Muehlen­beckia as­tonii or shrubby toro­raro as a cen­tral el­e­ment. The show in­cludes his­toric slides of Rhodes’ past work, doc­u­ment­ing four decades of artis­tic prac­tice. coca.org.nz

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