A multi-part modern art installation exploring the diverse meanings of the word 'iris' comes to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from Saturday September 1
Iris is the name of a flower, the coloured part of an eye, the adjustable aperture of a camera and Greek mythology's rainbow goddess. New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell explores all this and more in his sensory solo exhibition Iris, Iris, Iris.
Auckland Art Gallery Director, Rhana Devenport says the Gallery is excited to host a new exhibition by Mitchell. "Iris, Iris, Iris provides a timely opportunity for our audiences to familiarise themselves with Dane's work, an exceptional New Zealand artist who has for over 20 years explored ideas related to invisible or unseen forces at play in our lives."
Artist Dane Mitchell says, "This body of work considers the entanglement of our senses, specifically the ocular and the olfactory. The iris in its multiple forms – as plant, as body part, as technology, as myth – is employed as a poetic device to make connections between two ways we encounter the world: through the eye and through the nose."
Iris, Iris, Iris is a free exhibition and will run until from September 1 until February 24, 2019 from 10am to 5pm daily.