7 June - 28 June 2014

Like a single voice delivering a freight of emotional power, Gloria Knight presents a group show of new work under the title Aria. In this exhibition narratives of communication appear across screens and objects, sometimes moving and dynamic, at other times, cast frozen and immobile. Scripts and storylines weave around each other, picking up and dropping shared content, pirouetting between an ensemble force and independent projects. The work in Aria explores the making and reception of moving images as sites of immense significance. Remnants and refuse of video production, as well as the means themselves, are present, layering Gloria’s atmosphere with a rich range of cinematic qualities. In Aria, four individual practices resonate a unified timbre. Aria features work by artists Juliet Carpenter, Ben Clement, Oscar Enberg and Francis Till with an accompanying text from curator Henry Davidson.

Juliet Carpenter (b. 1990) graduated from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Everyday Backwash (group), curated by Henry Davidson, Michael Lett, Auckland, 2014; Campaign Furniture (group), curated by Henry Davidson, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, 2014; The Day is a Fume with Evangeline Riddiford Graham, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2014 and Dusty with Evangeline Riddiford Graham and Alex Laurie, Gloria Knight, Auckland, 2013.

Ben Clement (b. 1989) graduated from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Seeder, Blue Oyster, Dunedin, 2014; Video Easy, Michael Lett, Auckland, 2014; Condensations with Andrew Kennedy, 30 Upstairs Gallery, Wellington, 2013 and Cried in the Trailer, St Paul St Frontbox, Auckland, 2013.

Henry Davidson (b. 1988) graduated from Massey University’s School of Visual and Material Culture in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Everyday Backwash, Michael Lett, Auckland, 2014; Campaign Furniture, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, 2014 and Chill Spree, Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch, 2013.

Oscar Enberg (b. 1988) graduated from the University of Canterbury’s Ilam School of Fine Arts in 2010. Recent exhibitions include The Pynchons S01E02: Slouching Towards Dignity, Hopkinson Mossman, 2014; The Pynchons S01E01, Gloria Knight, 2013; Reduced Options for Juergen’s House, Gloria Knight, 2012 and Returned Merchandise and Joke Seconds, Artspace, Auckland, 2012.

Francis Till (b. 1989) graduated from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Alone together, Gloria Knight, Auckland, 2014; Social Study, Window, Auckland, 2013; Stay in touch, Gloria Knight, Auckland, 2013 and Hey man>hey hows it going with Oscar Enberg, RM, Auckland, 2012.