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Natasha Wright, <em>C's Angel</em>, 2019, oil on canvas, 610x 508mm.

Natasha Wright, C’s Angel, 2019, oil on canvas, 610x 508mm.

Parlour Projects is pleased to present Angels and Icons, an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by New Zealand born, New York based artist, Natasha Wright. Angels and Icons is on view from October 5 through November 1, 2019. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Saturday, October 5, from 3 to 5pm at 306 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings.

Throughout Wright’s practice she has continuously challenged means of representation and abstraction in contemporary painting. As the title suggests, this new body of work draws on the history of art, paying homage to medieval painting and religious iconography. Wright uses secular and religious historical images of women as a foundation from which to develop an expanding series of feminine archetypes. “I think a lot about the representation of females throughout history alongside contemporary references. The Venus of Willendorf, Mary Magdalena, The Three Graces and Cardi B are some of my many muses”, states Wright.

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