g. bridle

the Retreat: Flight Forward

2 May – 28 June
Opens Friday May 2, 6pm


g. bridle’s project will responsively occupy the back galleries of Artspace. An attentive selection of specifically fabricated pieces, will offer the viewer an allusive constellation of images. 


Through the Retreat, the artist is constructing a mythology, both personal and collective, punctuated by images and places and enriched by the suggestion that these project in the minds of the viewer. 


As if in conversation with the ghost of Marcel Duchamp, bridle questions authorship and – in league with conspirators – blurs the line of individual agency. 


the Retreat, encompasses photography, sculpture and video. Parts of its collection have been shown between 2008 and 2014 at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton; The Physics Room, Christchurch; Hirschfeld Gallery; City Gallery Wellington; and most recently at ST Paul St Gallery, Auckland.


Special thanks to Shaun Waugh.


3 May, 2 pm Artist’s talk

Watch a recording of the artist talk online here