Rough Rough, an exhibition of new works by Soraya Rhofir.
Rhofir borrows from Aotearoa/New Zealand’s everyday culture to produce work that she describes as “…an ensemble, a palette constructed as a collage, each piece opens to a dimension of ‘rough’: its vulnerability, its flexibility, its lightness…the pieces are nomadic, openings to another event, a horizon made of fabric, foam and wire”. Rhofir has historically worked with collage, clip art, big shifts in scale and immersive installations, but in this new body of work she expands her repertoire to include 3D inflatable objects, carved foam sculptures and printed textile banners. The various components are suspended from the walls and ceilings and meet us at ground level.
Rhofir has exhibited at Les Eglises in the city of Chelles (2013) and at Parc Saint-Léger, in Pougues-les-Eaux (2012). She was short-listed for the 2010 Prix Ricard art prize for artists under 40 in Paris, and for the international short list at Present-Future Artissima Turin International Art Fair in 2014.