Eve Armstrong

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Eve Armstrong, Trading Table, Installation view, Auckland Art Fair, 2016

Eve Armstrong, Making Arrangements, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2011

Eve Armstrong, Experience Tells Us, 2011, crushed scoria, paving stones, wall blocks, light bulbs, extension cords, power points, newspaper, newsprint, polystyrene, lamp bases, light shades, tiles, shower door, ceramic vases, ceramic dishes, tables, display stands, stools, gib board off cuts, carpet, ceiling panels, bench top, placemats, ceiling panels, fabric, plastic cup, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Hover, 2013, found racks and baskets, fabric off cuts, tiles,  hooks, found light-shade and ceramics, spray  paint, cable ties, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Rise, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2013

Eve Armstrong, Rise and Fall2011, colour photographs, adhesive vinyl and archival tape on found objects (display stand, washing machine lid, whiteboard, refrigerator tray, and tray) on found shelving

Eve Armstrong, Taking Stock, 2010, found plastic packaging, perspex, mirror off cuts, found objects, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Shakeup, 2008, carpet underlay, linoleum, mats, rubbish bins, heaters, trestle table, polystyrene box, file holders, noticeboard, display stands, shelving, label displays, display hooks, foam seat covers, chair arms, paper, clipboards, lumbar roll, cushions, rubbish bags, plastic bags, rocks, lamps, hose, foam, cooler bag, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Trading Table, Karangahape Road, Auckland, 2007

Eve Armstrong, Trading Table, Karangahape Road, Auckland, 2007

Eve Armstrong, Making Arrangements, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2011

Eve Armstrong, Hover, 2013, found racks and baskets, fabric off cuts, tiles,  hooks, found light-shade and ceramics, spray  paint, cable ties, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Rise and Fall2011, colour photographs, adhesive vinyl and archival tape on found objects (display stand, washing machine lid, whiteboard, refrigerator tray, and tray) on found shelving

Eve Armstrong, Shakeup, 2008, carpet underlay, linoleum, mats, rubbish bins, heaters, trestle table, polystyrene box, file holders, noticeboard, display stands, shelving, label displays, display hooks, foam seat covers, chair arms, paper, clipboards, lumbar roll, cushions, rubbish bags, plastic bags, rocks, lamps, hose, foam, cooler bag, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Trading Table, Karangahape Road, Auckland, 2007

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Falling uneasily between the formal, the relational and the environmental, Eve Armstrong’s work is a deceptively formal investigation into the unwanted surpluses of urban environments. What have become her signature materials – flattened cardboard, packing tape, and disowned property – recur not only for their physical and aesthetic functions, but for their ready availability and subsequent ability to sink back into the world.

Eve Armstrong was born in New Zealand in 1978. She graduated with a BFA from Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2003, and in 2006 was an inaugural recipient of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award. Armstrong has contributed solo projects to a wide array of international exhibitions, including at Dertien Hectare, Netherlands (2010), the 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007), the Busan Biennale (2006), the SCAPE Art & Industry Biennial, 2006; and held a major solo exhibition at Artspace Auckland (2005-2006). In 2013 she presented the first in her five year series of artist projects commissioned by the Dowse Art Museum.

Eve Armstrong currently lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.

 
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Eve Armstrong, Trading Table, Installation view, Auckland Art Fair, 2016

Eve Armstrong, Making Arrangements, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2011

Eve Armstrong, Experience Tells Us, 2011, crushed scoria, paving stones, wall blocks, light bulbs, extension cords, power points, newspaper, newsprint, polystyrene, lamp bases, light shades, tiles, shower door, ceramic vases, ceramic dishes, tables, display stands, stools, gib board off cuts, carpet, ceiling panels, bench top, placemats, ceiling panels, fabric, plastic cup, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Hover, 2013, found racks and baskets, fabric off cuts, tiles,  hooks, found light-shade and ceramics, spray  paint, cable ties, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Rise, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2013

Eve Armstrong, Rise and Fall2011, colour photographs, adhesive vinyl and archival tape on found objects (display stand, washing machine lid, whiteboard, refrigerator tray, and tray) on found shelving

Eve Armstrong, Taking Stock, 2010, found plastic packaging, perspex, mirror off cuts, found objects, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Shakeup, 2008, carpet underlay, linoleum, mats, rubbish bins, heaters, trestle table, polystyrene box, file holders, noticeboard, display stands, shelving, label displays, display hooks, foam seat covers, chair arms, paper, clipboards, lumbar roll, cushions, rubbish bags, plastic bags, rocks, lamps, hose, foam, cooler bag, dimensions variable

Eve Armstrong, Trading Table, Karangahape Road, Auckland, 2007

Eve Armstrong, Trading Table, Karangahape Road, Auckland, 2007