Plastic Mouthfeel III
Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
2 April – 6 June 2016
Dan Arps’ Plastic Mouthfeel III responds to the physical environment of West Auckland, and in particular the pyscho-geography of its suburban fringes – the complexity of the local environs informs his latest body of work. Architectural assemblages and household objects are made in response to the stacking and layering that is typical of native bush, as well as the interaction with architecture and the apparatus of the city. This exhibition returns to research he developed through his time at McCahon House as artist-in-residence from March to May 2014. After time to germinate, he has developed an installation at the interface between nature, mysticism and architecture.