London Alternative Realm

New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard presents a solo exhibition of her recent works through 8 October at the Kate MacGarry gallery in London. The Guardian describes the exhibition: “[Upritchard’s] recent works — rainbow-hued figures crafted from modelling material — have moved further into an imagined alternative realm. Their tie-dye candy colours suggest rave-era new ageism but their hunched backs hint that reverie is no easy path to enlightenment. And Upritchard’s lost none of her flair for rethinking cast-offs, as teeth necklaces made with fag butts reveal.” In 2012, she will also have solo exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center, and Salon 94 in New York. Upritchard lives in London.


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Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

After Lorde and Kimbra conquered the world music scene, there is another New Zealander who’s making waves, according to Manila Times correspondent, Mark Bonifacio. Introducing Christchurch-born, Theia (real name Em-Haley Walker).