John Pule | Different Oceans
29.10.09 to 21.11.09
Different Oceans is prominent New Zealand artist, John Pule’s second solo exhibition at Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne. Comprising of drawings and paintings, these organic works intertwine personal narrative while engaging with broader issues of migration, colonialism, identity and Christianity. Being of Polynesian heritage, Pule is self-conscious of his roots – transparently conveyed throughout his work. Recurring motifs such as birds, strange sea creature, plants and angels interact and blend together resulting in an exotic, Pacific, mythological visual experience.