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Summer Shimizu – Organic Wallpaper

July 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - July 20, 2021 @ 3:30 pm


Summer Shimizu – Organic Wallpaper

Exhibition Dates: 15 – 20 July 2021

Opening: 2-4pm Saturday, 17 July 2021

Street Front Gallery


Organic Wallpaper reconsiders beliefs about water conservation efforts. Often we think of conservation actions as respecting the planet, but our real motivation is to continue to use natural resources to our advantage. The natural world can be beautiful but at the same time ferocious and frightening. Humans have created various laws in order to minimise the cruelty for us, but in reality the natural world is cruel. Nature can be left alone to follow its own natural order. Mother Nature clearly breathed well during the first quarter of 2020. However, in reality, a more balanced approach is required in the long run. “How can we accept that our existence depends on the sacrifices of other living beings?”

Specially printed exhibition posters available for sale alongside exhibition. There are 5 limited edition versions signed by Summer, the artist herself.


Summer Shimizu’s photographic interest is in the perspective of individuals in relation to wider sociological and ethnic systems, an interest that often sees Shimizu interviewing portrait subjects or collaborating with others to develop a series. Her images highlight social questions or problems — emphasising the complex and individual nature of perception – and concerns the structure of human society and environmental factors. Shimizu’s work often lands in the medium of photography and sculpture in relation to a particular subject. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and completed a Master of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland (2019) in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.


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July 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am
July 20, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
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