Exhibition Opening | Cryosphere
Join us for the opening of Jonathan Kay’s new exhibition Cryosphere.
Cryosphere is a photographic exhibition that owes its origins to a 2018 explorative project entitled Ice Field. The project surveyed two Te Waipounamu (South Island) glaciers; Haupapa (Tasman) and Te Moeka o Tuawe (Fox). These two glaciers where selected for documentation as they capture the wide spectrum of glaciers scattered throughout Aotearoa. Haupapa is Aotearoa’s largest glacier, while Te Moeka o Tuawe is noticeably smaller. Due to its smaller size, Te Moeka o Tuawe is extremely susceptible to the consequences of climate change.
Cryosphere aims to create a visual record in which viewers can contemplate the fragility of the frozen water within the earth’s ecosystem. Jonathan’s art-based investigation is a unique opportunity to consider the acute impact the climate crisis will have in Aotearoa, specifically Te Waipounamu. This exhibition offers audiences a chance to examine and reflect on the environment of Aotearoa, and the perilous future our glaciers face in a rapidly warming world.
This opening will coincide with the opening of Motoko Watanabe’s exhibition. Both artists will be present for an artist talk at the event.
Exhibition opening | 4 February 2022 | 6pm