Lorene Taurerewa: Life in a Box
Lorene Taurerewa's drawings and paintings are guided by a series of work book drawings which can be seen as a daily drawn visual diary.
Many of Lorene Taurerewa’s drawings and paintings are guided by a series of work book drawings. Accumulated over the years, recording narrative imagery in pen on paper, these works are drawn from a variety of sources including memory, imagination, popular culture, family and everyday existence.
For Taurerewa, drawings are the life force of her practice and over time she has accumulated a large cache of drawings which underpin the work in this exhibition. These works are stored in a box.
Lorene Taurerewa has exhibited in private, public and museum galleries, recently with: The Kentler International Drawing Center, New York, Schick Art Gallery, New York, McLean Projects for the Arts, Washington DC, Fountain/Armory Art Fair, New York, Miami Art Fair, Miami, USA, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Sarjeant Gallery, New Zealand Pah Homestead, Auckland, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, Waikato Museum, New Zealand, Pataka Museum, New Zealand, Wellington City Gallery, New Zealand and the He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China
Taurerewa is part of private and public collections, with recent acquisitions including the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia and the James Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand. Taurerewa is the recipient of awards including Creative New Zealand Arts Council Grants and was awarded an artist in residency at the IASK Residency, The National Artists Studio: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea