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Landscapes of Loss Exhibition by Lisa Chandler

Landscapes of Loss Exhibition by Lisa Chandler
Landscapes of Loss by Lisa Chandler - Havoc Cluster
Landscapes of Loss by Lisa Chandler - His Favourite Chair
Landscapes of Loss by Lisa Chandler - In Memoriam
Landscapes of Loss by Lisa Chandler - Remnants
10 Sep 2022 to 4 Dec 2022
Saturday 10th September to Sunday 4th December 202
Right now, we are being bombarded with harrowing stories of loss on a daily basis - check out Lisa Chandler's thought provoking exhibition 'Landscapes of Loss'
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Hastings City Art Gallery
201 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings 4122
Hawke's Bay


"Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Everyone, from all walks of life and across cultures, experiences loss and grief during their lives, whether it’s private and personal loss, within their community, or at a global level.

Right now, we are bombarded with harrowing stories of loss on a daily basis - from Covid-19 to the dire ‘Code Red’ climate change warnings, to poverty and homelessness. The world can feel like an insecure and frightening place, full of challenges which Lisa Chandler’s new body of work, Landscapes of Loss, examines. In particular, Landscapes of Loss explores the dichotomies of isolation and connection. The artworks tell stories of loss and isolation, but also offer hope - portraying how people come together and support each other during difficult times.

Lisa Chandler (MFA Hons) is a contemporary history painter - she looks closely at our moment in time and explores issues such as gentrification, migration, social injustice and climate change. Following a residency at the Leipzig International Art Programme in Germany in 2016, Chandler secured a permanent studio at the Spinnerei art hub and, prior to Covid, was dividing her time between Nelson and Germany. Her last series, The Dividing Line,was created and exhibited in Leipzig before touring four regional public art galleries in New Zealand between 2018 and 2021. The continuing thread of Chandler’s practice is her love of the act of painting, the substance of paint itself, colour, and mark-making. She constantly strives for a balance between abstraction and figurative. Alongside her large-scale paintings, Chandler also creates works on paper, often including collage and printmaking techniques.

Written by

Lisa Chandler

16 Sep 2022

Lisa Chandler has a MFA (Hons) from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland, New Zealand. She presented her thesis paper ‘Negotiating the Non-Place’ at the Affective Landscapes Conference at the University of Derby, England in 2012.