Sin-Mae Chung, Selene Simcox, and Rachael Garvey
August 24 - September 10, 2011
Opening 5.30p.m. Wednesday August 24
Artist Talk: Tuesday August 31, 7p.m. – 9p.m.
Mairangi Arts Centre, 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay.
Disconnect/Reconnect is a collective exhibition commenting on the social constructs of how identity is viewed and interpreted.
Social construction is dependent on contingent variables of our social selves, which is reinforced through more social constructs. Within the folds of social construction is identity: personal identity, social and cultural identity and identity of place. It is the expression of identity through the eyes of the artist that is experienced in Disconnect/Reconnect. Through a process of disengaging with the self, each artist re-examines identity from an altered perspective, challenging the predetermined and contrived social filters that identity is viewed through.