A new review has been received from our call to generate written responses to the exhibition. Thank you Charmaine, a model / participant in the work, architect and Otara / Kingdom of Tonga native.
Ngā Hau E Whā – The Four Winds
The taboo black box sits in Fresh Gallery Otara like an elephant in the room. This intriguing exhibition draws you into its intimate dark hole that immediately envelops one as you enter. Wha was not exposed is soon unashamedly gleaming. Confronted with the starkness of nude female bodies one must find direction deciding on what and where to begin. An orientation process that I find interesting as the bodies are juxtaposed as if cardinal points of nautical celestial bodies.