27 July - 30 August 2007
Casting a red glow 24/7, Open Work explores the Kiosk’s role as an art space that operates physically in the public realm. Borrowing from the visual and semiotic language common to the space of everyday shop-front commerce, Open Work plays off the Kiosk as an accessible site by indicating a potential offering that remains elusive. Removed from its expected currency, Open Work becomes both an artifact of the everyday and the contortion of a public art platform.
Marnie Slater is a visual artist, writer and curator based in Wellington, New Zealand and is a current trust member for Enjoy Public Art Gallery. Since graduating from Massey University Wellington in 2004 Marnie has exhibited throughout New Zealand and Australia, her most recent projects include Quiet Reasons To Do Things at The High Street Project, Christchurch and Any Moment at The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Marnie currently manages the Engine Room Gallery, Massey University, Wellington.
Installation photographs: Mark Gore