19 April – 19 May, 2007
Exhibition accompanied by a book with text by Lara Strongman, Gregory O’Brien and Denis O’Connor
Denis O’Connor’s sculpture ranges from public monuments to the most private and intimate narratives. During the 1970s his ceramics challenged the boundaries of this tradition. Since 1985 he has re-imagined the potential of stone as a material relevant to contemporary art. Collaborations with painters, architects and poets have been a crucial component of his practice.
His work is well represented in all our major public collections, and he has received many prestigious public commissions in New Zealand. The most recent bring ‘Raupo Rap’ on the Viaduct Basin, for the City of Auckland in 2005.