In Carried Home, May’s exhibition at Stoddart Cottage Gallery, A. E. Gibson explores the narrative of family history and how nostalgia can play into how we reconnect. Nostalgia can be a coping mechanism, rather than focus on what may have led our ancestors to leave. We use obvious notions of culture as a way to identify. This exhibition explores the artist’s Scottish heritage through nostalgic patterns and the concept of place.
A.E. Gibson is an artist living on Horomaka/Banks Peninsula. Gibson’s work is abstract in nature and focused on the land, using historical research as a starting point. Gibson works in watercolour and acrylic, featuring detailed patterns. This current series sees Gibson using metallics.