under intense scrutiny, 2019. soft plastic packaging and cotton. Photo by Sam Harnett

Karen Rubado is an Auckland artist who is interested in the aggregation and transformation of found materials through hand-making. Her enthusiasm lies in the connections between intention and action, the real and imagined, and the imperfection that often characterises the handmade. Inspired by techniques of extemporising within a structure, her weaving practice encourages the unexpected and allows for spontaneity as a catalyst for discovery. She sees this as a subtle form of opposition to the authorial powers of tradition and the expectations emanating from both craft and contemporary art conventions.

UPCOMING

3 March 2021 - 27 March 2021

Melanie Roger Gallery, 444 Karangahape Road, Auckland

Details to follow