Milford Galleries Queenstown Harry Watson: Against Nature (2018)

Harry Watson's carvings are altarpieces for a non-religious setting, speaking less of angels and deities, and more of the culture clash of colonial and post-colonial New Zealand. His icons, for that is what they effectively are, reclaim and re-create the country's history, but in doing so they subvert the normal narratives with tongue firmly in cheek.

Watson's carving deliberately brings to mind folk craft styles, from chip-carving to Mexican votive retablo images. The works, strongly informed by the artist's interest in cabinetmaking, become miniature puppet theatres, surrounded by ornate and esoterically decorated frames.

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Event Date

  • 27 Oct - 21 Nov 2018

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  • Oct - Nov

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