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.