15 August 2012 to 25 August 2012
11am - 4pm (Wed - Sat only)
Venue: George Fraser Gallery, 25a Princes Street, Auckland
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening: Tuesday 14 August, 5 - 7pm
Adolf Loos deemed the impulse to ornamentation primitive in a Darwinian sense. His emerging modernist ideals saw it as evidence of degeneracy, deviance, the ‘weaker sex’, or crime. Such condemnation laid the ideological foundation of modernism, where adornment or the decorative was to be stripped away from all that was properly civilised. Three artists, Kiri Gillespie, Natalie Guy, and Glen Snow explore some of the vestiges and implications of this legacy now.