Critical Caulking
Amy Potenger and Joseph Nerney

There are always gaps in the world, cracks and spaces that exist or are created between two or more objects. It is possible to view our mental faculties, in particular the way in which we generate ideas and imbibe information, in the same way. Rarely do we consume information or perceive the world in a whole and complete manner. There are always gaps in the world, cracks and spaces that exist or are created between. What could possibly exist in these physical and mental between spaces? They either beg to be filled and made seamless or to be left comfortably open for future things to rest in between them. Amy Potenger and Joseph Nerney attempt, through a drawing based project, to fill a space with a possible outcome whilst also allowing the space between to exist.

Critical Caulking is a collaborative project between Amy Potenger and Joseph Nerney.

Amy Potenger (b. 1988) is an Auckland based artist who completed her PGDipFA at Elam in 2014. Using materials associated with packaging and construction and working in a low-tech, ritualised and meditative manner, she creates works which act as both painting and sculpture. Previous shows include New Takes at Artstation, Auckland (2013), Formas de Papel and La Carne at Paper/Cupboard, Auckland (2013) and One Thing for Certain at Railway St Gallery, Auckland (2014).

Joseph Nerney (b. 1985) is an Auckland based artist who graduated in 2014 from Elam with a MFA. His recent works seek to create a hybridity of language using ordinary building materials in conjunction with classic fine art materials, with various outcomes in drawing, painting and sculpture. Previous shows include alienate/demonstrate/edit at Artspace, Auckland (2012), Long tail at Snake Pit, Auckland (2012), Eye Darts at Strines Gallery, Melbourne, andThick Stretch at Pilot Gallery, Hamilton

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