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"Trunk Rock: A New Installation by Terry Urbahn"
2003-03-05 until 2003-03-30
Bartley Nees Project
NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Trunk Rock is a multi-media installation from Wellington artist Terry Urbahn
that includes sculpture, drawing, video and photography. The starting point
for this exhibition, created in Urbahn’s studio on the coast at Lyall Bay,
was an investigation of the work of New Zealand ‘environmental’ artists from
the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Perhaps not surprisingly for this astute
observer of contemporary urban and youth culture, other influences crept in.
While I forced myself to look at twig-art and pottery, I still couldn’t
help being swayed by B movies, my record collection and TV, he says.
Terry Urbahn has exhibited with the Bartley Nees Gallery since 1994
including memorable exhibitions such as Urban Museum Reality Service (1997),
saLOON (1999) and most recently a collaborative installation with Sean Kerr
SHOWDOWN in 2000. His work has continued to be shown in major group
exhibitions throughout New Zealand (his video was a major talking point in
the Prospect 2001 survey show at City Gallery Wellington) in and in 2001 he
held his first solo exhibition in Melbourne.