Jim Speers : New Windsor Rd
Starkwhite is pleased to present New Windsor Rd by Jim Speers
from 20 August to 10 September 2011.
New Winsor Rdwas filmed last summer in the western suburbs of
Auckland while Speers was the artist in residence at the McCahon
House in Titirangi.
In a series of long takes, the film explores the midday solitude
of a slice of outlying suburbia - empty streets, sections awaiting
buildings, where the other side of the road meets open fields -
taking us from here to there while everyone else is elsewhere. With
its focus on the everyday, New Windsor Rd is a meditation on what
happens when nothing happens.
Jim Speers recent exhibitions/projects include: Numerology and
Territories, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakaranga (2010); Crystal
Spirit, Starkwhite (2009); Ghost Trail Services, Kunstverein,
Ludwigsburg, Curator Leonhard Emmerling (2005); Raider Lodge, St
Paul St Gallery, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland,
Curator Heather Galbraith (2005) Brazil is Fine, Jeffrey, (Frances
Hodgkins Fellow), Hocken Gallery & Library, Dunedin, (2001);
and Tiffany's Kyoto, Artspace Gallery, Auckland (2000).
Selected group shows include: 15th Tallinn Print Triennial: FOR
LOVE NOT MONEY,curated by Simon Rees, Tallinn, Estonia (2011); Sign
of the Times, public project, City Gallery, Wellington, Curator
Heather Galbraith (2008); Past, Present, Place,Heidelberger
Kunstverein, Heidelberg (2008); Video Block 3, Peng Raum fur Kunst,
Mannheim, Curator Leonhard Emmerling (2007); Sport, St Paul St
Gallery, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
(2007); High Tide, Recent Currents in Australia and New Zealand
Art, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland and The Centre for
Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, Curators Magda Kardasz, Simon
Rees (2006);Gridlock: Cities, Structures, Spaces, Govett-Brewster
Art Gallery, New Zealand, curator Simon Rees (2004);Remember New
Zealand, Sao Paulo Biennale Sao Paolo, Brazil, Curator Tobias
Berger (2004);and Everyday Minimalism, New Gallery, Auckland, New
Zealand, Curator Robert Leonard (2004).
Located in New Zealand on Auckland's Karangahape Road,
Starkwhite presents a programme of artists' projects, solo shows,
independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new
music and other interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite also
represents artists from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific
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