Ground Zero, a collaborative exhibition by Maree Horner, left, and Teresa Peters opens Saturday at the Contemporary Art Space Gallery in New Plymouth.
Two Taranaki artists, a mother and daughter, unite for one art show in New Plymouth.
Maree Horner and Teresa Peters present Ground Zero from December 3 at the Contemporary Art Space Gallery in New Plymouth.
The exhibit features more than 200 works, including ceramic pots and media reproductions of ceramic works by Peters, as well as a fusion of painting and printmaking by her mother, Horner.
Peters said growing up under an active volcano had a huge impact on her understanding of art.
“Any ceramics artist would tell you that their work is partly geological, but I’ve literally been thinking about volcanic eruptions since I was a kid,” Peters said.
Being fascinated by eruptions and working with clay from an early age, Peters floated kiln firing and ceramic practices in later life.
Having an artistic mother also influenced Peters and after barely seeing her mother for three years, she discovered that there was a common thread between their recent artworks, and so the exhibition was born.
“When we first met in 2021 after a few days of Covid lockdown, I was really surprised. There was an eerie thread between our works, which was odd,” Peters said.
Meanwhile, Peters is also a finalist at the Portage Ceramic Awards 2022 for her kaleidoscopic digital video, which will be presented at Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi.
The Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition is on view until 5 March 2023 at Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi, Auckland.