Monday, April 21, 2008

The missing link

Jar Space, Auckland’s drive-by-Dia, has had a change of installation. Stephen Bambury’s slick oil install, Room for Reflection, has vacated for a room full of polystyrene links by Peter Robinson. If Bambury’s work sought to disappear in the small glass-fronted exhibition space, Robinson’s has chosen to turn up the volume with Closed Cell Construction. We have mentioned this exhibition space before. It is as near a perfect art experience as a vitrine can give - smart, savvy, and beautifully complemented by an elegant and informative web site. We followed the Jar experience with a visit to the Auckland Museum. Boy oh boy, could those Kings and Queens of clutter do with a fact-finding trip down to 589 New North Road in Kingsland.