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Shelley Te Haara: La Maison Derrière
November 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - November 20, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Opening in Project Space
Saturday 8 November 2 – 3.30pm
In the exhibition La Maison Derrière, Shelley Te Haara has painted a series of housewives in a “cute and classy” way. The paintings depict women cleaning the bathroom, baking, pouring a drink, doing the dishes, cleaning the kitchen and hanging the washing.
“It is an outdated belief that a woman’s only place is in the kitchen. Both men and women are now doing house duties as well as having a full-time job and other things going on in their lives. So I thought this series would be a bit of a play on the past and the present.”
Shelley delivers this to us in a series of 7 very small oil paintings. She had just started using oil paints when she got the idea for this series. She then decided to challenge herself and paint on a very small scale and this is the result. “It is definitely a series I am very proud of. I am excited to finally be able to share the original paintings with the public.”