Any Colored Thing
An exhibition by Nuala Gregory
Any Coloured Thing, is an exhibition by Nuala Gregory that explores how colour and sensation can influence our understanding of objects.
Gregory’s work draws on her investigations into painting, printmaking, collage and colour, advancing the proposition that art can produce effects which escape the bounds of representation and operate instead at the level of bodily sensation.
In her writing she explores ideas on contemporary painting as follows:
“Post-medium and post-conceptual theories of art suggest that painting is not so much dead as posthumous, enduring an unending afterlife. Its achievement is certain but insufficiently understood, and so it lingers on (as embarrassment, enigma, or happy commodity) in the digital age. “
About The Artist
Nuala Gregory is an Irish artist living and working in Auckland, New Zealand since 1997. She is an Associate Professor of The University of Auckland, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries where her specialities are in painting, drawing and printmaking. A recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award, she has published scholarly texts on creativity, interdisciplinarity, and studio pedagogy and written critical appreciations of the work of other artists. She is currently finishing a PhD in these interrelated areas. Gregory has been a practising artist for the past twenty five years, having shown her work in many countries such as Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, the USA and throughout Europe.