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"Sean Kerr: New Media"
2002-08-13 until 2002-09-17
Bartley Nees Gallery
Wellington, , NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Sean is arguably New Zealands foremost exponent of new media art. If we accept that art has a role to challenge, ask questions and make us think about or look at things in new ways, then Sean Kerrs art does just that. His concerns may not be very different from those of artists in every time and place - he does have an interest in the formalist issues of line, shape, pattern, colour but its the way he explores these matters that is different. He uses the media of todays world - digital technology: computers, video and sound…

In addition to this new show at the Bartley Nees Gallery, Seans work is on show with other leading artists from around the world in the new ST@RT UP exhibition at Te Papa where he has deconstructed Don Binneys classic frigate bird painting to create a new interactive Binney painting with a flock of frigate birds on seven computer screens. Able to be manipulated by the viewer via cellphone text messaging or the internet its a wonderful example of what his work is all about.

Hes also currently showing in Melbourne at the Centre for Contemporary Photography and is to represent New Zealand, along with Peter Robinson, at the Korean Biennale - a media arts biennale - at Seoul in September. The gallery is delighted to bring you a sample of Seans work in a range of media from video to vinyl cut paintings to digital prints.


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