September 8 - October 8, 1999
For springsummercollection Dunedin artist Layla Rudneva-Mackay
has installed three ghostly handmade tents in The Physics Room.
From inside emanate the quiet murmurs of sleep, chatter, games.
Informed by the language of minimalism - repetition, grid, simplification
of form - Rudneva-Mackay has painstakingly recreated this everyday
environment to uncanny effect. The reductive sculptural form of
the tents is familiar and comforting, yet also references dislocation
and transience, a tension that is heightened by their relocation
within the gallery.
Reviews, Essays & Articles
Sharp yet hypnotic
The Press, 1999 Sept. 15, p. 21
Obsession, by Megan Dunn; Sunnynook, by Yvonne Todd and Geoff
Heath; Spring Summer Collection, by Layla Rudneva-Mackay.