Tue, 26 Apr|
FROM THE DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT Art exhibition opening event
For this exhibition Meredith invites people to consider the lotus flower or water lily as a metaphor, coming into the light from the darkness of the muddy pond. Nature teachers us how it is possible to find our own inner light so we can channel hope for all humanity.
Time & Location
26 Apr 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lower Hutt, 9/11 Myrtle Street, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
About the Event
Solo Art Exhibition Huia Gallery, Lower Hutt
Tuesday 26 April 2022
Gallery open daily 10am–4pm
26 April - 8 May
For this exhibition Meredith invites people to consider the lotus flower or water lily as a metaphor, coming into the light from the darkness of the muddy pond. We are all experiencing the effects of a global pandemic, climate change and global conflicts, we are all having a shared experience of the effects of anxiety and now we need to come together. Nature teachers us how it is possible to find our own inner light so we can channel hope for all humanity. Feel the positive and uplifting experience of Meredith’s water Lilly paintings.
About Meredith McCarthy, New Zealand artist
In 1995 Meredith held her first exhibition in Wellington called ‘Extending universe new planet’ which was a number of oil paintings exploring and playing with symbolism, perspective and colour to tell a story of fertility and creation.
Over the years she has continued to work on different themes ranging from flowers and clouds to New Zealand landscapes. After switching to acrylic paints in 2013, she has had fun exploring this medium, which is fast drying compared to oils.
For a number of years starting in the late 90’s, Meredith created regular art installations for jewellery designer Hanna Anderson’s central Wellington jewellery store. Customers were attracted to the store with fantastical themes and scenes - from jellybean men climbing ladders or sitting in swings and Champagne glasses, to handmade teddybears of all varieties, to underwater worlds and unique origami displays.
Meredith has also exhibited at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington. Her last solo exhibition the dance of light, was in 2019 at the Huia Gallery.