' Divide ' 2001 <Ask for Price List >
Mixed media installation: wood, sand, paper - 154 x 250 x 80 cm

"To be triggered into a state of grief could be seen as having received a gift. A chance to face an utter truth or to physically register a loss. It is this situation from despair to acceptance that allows one to recycle the past, to position the current situation into a restorative light. The framed image of the up-turned symbol for division and the plank of French-polished wood have had previous and separate configurations of exposure. A third element is worked directly on the gallery wall, a site specific response, into the light, out of the blue. "

Jim Vivieaere - Born 1947 - Cook Islander

Born in Waipawa , Hawkes Bay , Jim Vivieaere has been active in the visual arts community for over twenty years as artist, curator and advisor. He has exhibited widely and travelled extensively. A past recipient of the Möet & Chandon artist-in-residence, France (1993) he was also funded to create art in situ at the Uberseemuseum, Germany. Curatorial work includes "Bottled Ocean" the first survey exhibition of contemporary Pacific Island art. Most recently he participated in the 4th Noumea Biennial of Contemporary Arts and was guest curator for the Texas Art Gallery, Houston in the making of a CD-rom of New Zealand artists.