Pauline Rhodes

CoCA is proud to present a major exhibition by prominent Ōtautahi Christchurch artist Pauline Rhodes.

“I seek to give evidence to ideas, activity and sensation in a world of complexity and ambiguity.” Pauline Rhodes  

CoCA is proud to present a major exhibition by prominent Ōtautahi Christchurch artist Pauline Rhodes. With a practice spanning four decades, Rhodes is well known in Aotearoa New Zealand for her experimental site-specific works that engage with the natural environment and her expansive gallery-based installations that replicate the processes of entropy. Her works often include repurposed organic and human made materials such as weathered plastics, rusted steel, paper and driftwood that are arranged, stacked, propped and balanced. Key to her practice is an interest in encouraging a heightened sensorial engagement with the world through movement, observation, process and time.

Rhodes has been exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand in galleries, museums and events such as: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Christchurch Art Gallery; ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland; 2015 SCAPE Biennial, Christchurch; Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; Wellington City Art Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui.