5 May 2023
28 May 2023
A. E. Gibson
In Carried Home, May’s exhibition at Stoddart Cottage Gallery, A. E. Gibson explores the narrative of family history and how nostalgia can play into how we reconnect. Nostalgia can be a coping mechanism, rather than focus on what may have led our ancestors to leave. We use obvious notions of culture as a way to identify. This exhibition explores the artist’s Scottish heritage through nostalgic patterns and the concept of place.
A.E. Gibson is an artist living on Horomaka/Banks Peninsula. Gibson’s work is abstract in nature and focused on the land, using historical research as a starting point. Gibson works in watercolour and acrylic, featuring detailed patterns. This current series sees Gibson using metallics.