Kete: cast glass
evelyn dunstan

Kete: Wellington 27 February - 2 March 2014

Orexart: Auckland 11 - 29 March 2014

For Kete, Orexart presents a range of Evelyn Dunstan's chalices, crowns and stand-alone works that reveal the breadth of her expertise in cast glass.

Dunstan is one of just five Kiwis to win the prestigious Australasian Ranamok Glass Prize, and is represented in significant collections in the United States, England, France, Australia and here in New Zealand. Orexart has exhibited Evelyn Dunstan's work since 2012.

Dunstan's forms are often based on the foliage and flowers of native plants and introduced species, making metaphorical connections between the behavior of plants and the way people similarly relate to one another and the land, with themes of establishment, displacement, co-existance, survival and regeneration.

"In Evelyn Dunstan's intricately cast and richly coloured glass sculptures, ideas constantly circulate about the conflicts inherent in the ebb and flow of human life, and its relationship to the natural world. Her work features organic themes and structures which one might relate to the highly decorative Art Nouveau movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the elaborate 'art glass' which was the international precursor of contemporary studio glass. Equally however, it has a local precursor in New Zealand's arts and crafts movement, which flourished at around the same time, seeking to create a national decorative style based on local flora and fauna and motifs and designs borrowed or extrapolated from Maori art."

- Rigel Sorzano, Contradictions & Conundrums, Art New Zealand Number 144 / Summer 2012-13

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Nikau Chalice, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast in 45% lead crystal. Coldworked, sandblasted
and acid etched. 530 x 230 x 230 mm

SOLD

Consequence Crown, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked, sandblasted & acid-
etched. 405 H x 380 W x 150 D mm

AVAILABLE

Kaupapa: Kaitiaki, 2013. 45% lead crystal Gaffer glass,
coldworked, sandblasted & acid etched. 490 H x 240 W x 250 D mm

AVAILABLE

Humarie Wai, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked,
sandblasted & acid etched, 325 H x 200 W/D mm

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Forest King, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked,
sandblasted & acid etched, 430 mm H x 220 W/D mm

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Tranquil Puni, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked,
sandblasted and acid etched, 330 H x 170 W/D mm

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Reclaimed/Reborn, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked,
sandblasted and acid etched, 170 H x 22 W x 23 D mm

SOLD

Te Manaia Moana, 2012. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked, sandblasted &
acid etched, 265 H x 230 W x 75 D mm

AVAILABLE

Clematis Crown, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked,
110 H x 340 W x 270 D mm

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Chalice: Lagoon Clematis, 2012. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal Gaffer glass,
cold worked, sandblasted & acid-etched. 405 H x 370 W x 340 D mm

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Reclaimed/Entwine, 2010. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked,
sandblasted & acid etched, 280 H x 200 mm W/D

SOLD

Kaupapa: Autumn's Reach, 2011. Lost wax kiln ast 45% lead crystal.
Cold worked, sandblasted & acid-etched. 430 H x 320 W x 300 D mm

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Roses, 2013. Lost wax kiln cast 45% lead crystal. Coldworked,
sandblasted and acid etched, 450 H x 280 W x 240 D mm

AVAILABLE