Tevita at CCAS…

16 02 2009

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Tevita Havea, Vaka Ika

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Gang braved another heat wave to join the funky dudes at CCAS for their first opening of the year –  most specifically to catch the debut of Tevita Havea’s new work, Tales from the Underworld, in the Cube. And we were not disappointed.

Tevita’s kicked up a notch and taken a leap back into the contemporary art stakes. And what a sterling idea – makes for a broad and exciting practice which, of course, will serve his philosophic inclinations well.

 

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It was fabulous to catch up with him, however briefly – and just before he takes off for New York too…but more about that shortly.

There wasn’t much of a crowd, unfortunately – the Art School’s not back yet and it was a hideously hot evening. (Too much for mere mortals, obviously!! The great thing about being a glassie is one’s tolerance for heat; there’s nothing quite like sweating it out in a hotshop on a blistering summer’s day – everything else is cool by comparison. It’s akin to child-birth and pain thresholds.) Anyhoo, there was a respectable smattering of the faithful and it was lovely meeting Maurice…

 

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Maurice Ortega, Mouse

For more snaps go here

…and for exhibition details here.

Apologies to Izabela Pluta – we somehow managed to completely stuff up the photos we took of her work (bad focus, alas)…