The Corrosive Empire

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As if the joys of Te papa and feasible public transport weren’t enough, here’s another reason to pay the capital a visit. Opening on the 20th of May, Wellington’s Pixel Ink Gallery presents The Corrosive Empire, an exhibition of work by KIRAN-X.

KIRAN-X is an artists who works with aerosols and stencils, although in his own words “I’m more like a big kid playing Dr Frankenstein in my very own Grindhouse movie”. This exhibition is inspired by his fascination with the decomposing, towering billboards of north-east Asia. It aims to show the paradox between the carefully constructed beauty of the advertising image and the gradual decay that befalls them.

KIRAN-X (Kiran Gandhi) is a Tutor/Mentor at Pablos Art Studios where he facilitates developmental Art projects. He has also lectured on the Creative Technologies programme at Wel-Tec, covering Moving Image, Digital media, Painting and Photography. As an artist, KIRAN-X is influenced by the urban environment and the juxtaposition of decaying visual media - fashion, commerce and popular culture.

KIRAN-X
The Corrosive Empire
Pixel Ink Gallery, 12 Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington

Runs from 20 May – 7 June 2009
Opening night: Wednesday 20 May 5.30 – 7.30pm

Admission FREE, all welcome to attend.

Gallery opening hours:
Mon – Tue: Closed (open by appointment)
Wed – Fri: 10am – 5.30pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 3.30pm

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