August 16 - September 8 2000
Somewhere between science fact and science fiction lies Paula Couthard's
arcane and fetishistic assemblages, creating work which is both
humorous and horrific. A Christchurch trained artist who has most
recently been based in Auckland as a prop maker for theatre and
TV productions, Coulthard's work strikes a sensitive cultural nerve
at a moment in history when distopian scenarios of a genetically
modified future are rife in the public imagination. In Colonise,
a tiny arm of cast bronze toes stand to attention before a larger
than life 'big toe', while a fleet of watching eyes slyly observe
from surrounding walls.
Reviews, Essays & Articles
a material world
The Press, 2000 Sept. 6, p. 36
Exhibitions by David Clegg, Paula Coulthard, Stella Brennan.
Focus on objects in Physics Room shows
Christchurch star, 2000 Aug. 23, p. A5
Exhibitions by David Clegg, Stella Brennan and Paula Coulthard.