Ka Ora - Group Exhibition

Ka Ora (I Live), the last show at ORA Gallery New York. It is a group show featuring artists who have shown there previously (including myself) under the steady watch of Giarna TeKanawa.

I will have several photographs on show (available for purchase).

"KA ORA (I LIVE) is the last show for ORA Gallery New York and a celebration of the extraordinary life of a small Chelsea gallery. ORA has been a window into Aotearoa New Zealand and a marae (community hub) for many New Zealanders in New York.
Gallery creator Giarna TeKanawa took up an unexpected opportunity to open a gallery and generously welcomed a broad range of artists from Aotearoa, revealing a vibrant slice of our homeland’s creative talent to New York. What began as a three-month pop-up show continued to weave itself into a rich lineage of exhibits, often organically emerging through connections from one artist to the next. As ORA settled itself into 7th Ave, it also welcomed a growing whanau (extended family) of New Zealanders living in New York or visiting, a small patch of Aotearoa for all of us."


Ora Galley New York - 51 7th Ave (between 13th / 14th streets) New York, NY 10011

Photo and design by Andrew B. White.

Living As Form

Proud to be associated with "Living As Form" – an exhibition of art from Oceania featuring Visesio Siasau, Serene Hai Thang Whakatau Tay and George Nuku now on show at ORA Gallery New York.

"Ora Gallery New York has been transformed by a potent collaboration of three artists of Oceania, all with strong bloodlines to Aotearoa New Zealand. Visesio Siasau, Serene Hai Thang Whakatau Tay and George Nuku are deeply committed to their practice as a process of shared creation and the diffusion of ideas through form. Their work embodies a meaningful exploration of life, spirit, earth and the whakapapa (genealogy) that connects us and all things."

 

Greenpoint Gallery Show

Four of my photographic works were part of the first Summer Salon show at Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn. The one-day show featured a number of artists over two levels with live music. It was a great night with some fantastic art.
 

MIRA Mobile Prize 2016

Great to be part of the MIRA Mobile Prize again (for mobile photography).
Over 6,000 submissions were received this year. 50 works were printed and hung at the gallery in Porto, Portugal and accompanied by a further 150 works as a digital projection.
 The theme this year was "Connections".

"The MIRA MOBILE PRIZE is an initiative of the gallery MIRA FORUM (Porto, Portugal) which rewards the best images captured and edited with mobile devices: smartphones and tablets."

You can check out the show including the full slideshow via this VR experience:  http://3decide.com/demos/mira/tour.html
 

My work as part of the MIRA Mobile Prize 2016

My work as part of the MIRA Mobile Prize 2016

 

Toi Wāhine Collective & Perfomances - Ora Gallery

This is something I'm very excited to be part of. On April 11th and 12th at ORA Gallery I will be accompanying Grammy winner Jerome Kavanagh along with Pitch Black's Paddy Free playing some improvised music as part of the Toi Wāhine Collective. Also performing on the April 12th is the Atamira Dance Company.
Read below for the full run-down. If you are in NYC this will be a very special couple of days bringing Aotearoa (New Zealand) to the city.

"For two days on 11-12 April 2016, the Toi Wāhine Collective will transform Ora Gallery New York with a pop-up exhibit and performance events.

Toi Wāhine is a collective of Māori women artists from Aotearoa New Zealand. Their work includes original paperworks, open and limited edition prints, contemporary taonga (design objects), jewelry and a film installation, all made in Aotearoa, on show and available to buy for the first time in New York.

Ta Moko (tattoo) and visual artist Taryn Beri is in New York to represent the collective and as kaitiaki (steward) of a capsule collection of work, representing the incredibly vibrant world of contemporary Māori women’s art in Aotearoa.

Special guest friends of the Toi Wāhine Collective will also be performing in the gallery space on both evenings, starting at 7pm. Amongst others, Grammy award winning Jerome Kavanagh will perform, playing Māori taonga puoro (musical instruments). Jerome, like Toi Wāhine, is part of a broad movement bringing Māori music, art and culture to the world.

The Toi Wāhine pop-up and performances will share the space with the current exhibition at Ora Gallery New York, Anthropocene Vision sparking a dialogue between the whakaaro (concepts) of these photographic visions by Aotearoa New Zealand-born artists and the Toi Wāhine collection."

Toi Wahine Collective pop-up exhibit and performances
ORA Gallery

51 7th Avenue (between 13th and 14th St)
New York, 10011
11—12 April 2016
11am—9pm. Performances start at 7pm.

www.toiwahinecollective.com
www.tarynberi.com
www.jeromekav.wix.com

 

Anthropocene Vision - Photography Show

I am proud to be part of the “Anthropocene Vision" photography show at ORA Gallery NYC.
This show features the work of four NYC-based New Zealand photographers:
Nichola Clark, Jonathan Pilkington, Claire Price and Andrew B. White.

Framed and unframed prints are available for purchase at the show.
Visit the ORA website to view the artists and their works. 

ORA gallery is located at 51, 7th Ave (Between 13/14th Sts) NY, 10011
Works are on show from pril 1st - 29th, 2016 and the gallery is open Weds-Sun, 11am - 7pm.
I will sometimes be at the gallery during the show so please come and say hello.

“Anthropocene is the contentious term for the age we live in. Literally anthropo “man” cene “new”, it refers to the first era in which humans have had a permanent impact on Earth. Our relationship with the natural world is timeless and essential, but the accelerating rate of climate change has brought the discussion about our responsibility for nurturing the environment into stark relief. In these works, we see a spectrum of desire to capture, influence, understand, and form a spiritual connection with the world we inhabit. What appears to be untouched is not, and what is visibly manipulated reveals a deep fascination with how we can alter nature and manufacture environments."