Dan Arps | Appococycollapsed
28 April - 28 May 2015
Combining wall reliefs, sculptural assemblages and videos, Appococycollapsed is a new installation by Auckland based artist Dan Arps. Referencing an array of moments and conjunctions: The Scream (dir Wes Craven, 1996), Spiderman, Chickens, Magpies, Stock Prices, Homelessness, Whales, Internet Marketing, Balloons, Fountains, Loops, Zen of the mess; a stopped clock: correct twice a day. A figure of the coming of the end-time, an unveiling of what was there all along, a study in compression.
Dan Arps is an Auckland based artist who often makes connection between everyday materiality and the virtual space of memory and possibility. Born in Christchurch in 1976, he graduated with a BFA from the University of Canterbury in 2000, and has since exhibited extensively in New Zealand and internationally. In 2014 Dan Arps completed a Doctorate of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. Recent projects include the solo exhibitions Primer Series, part of Occasional Table at TG Gallery, Nottingham; Plastic Mouth Feel at Neon Parc, Melbourne; Plastic Mouth Feel II, at Michael Lett, Auckland; the installation Tower Block Cell Block Rehab Daycare was included in Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki in 2013. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Walters Prize for his installation Explaining Things.