20TH JAN - 15TH FEB 2012
"Plenty More" is an installation of more than 200 ceramic works by artist Wayne Youle.
"I started to think...about the things that are most important to us spiritually and materially. Recent events in Christchurch have brought this home to me in a powerful way. It made me consider the importance we place on ‘things’… the wealth, objects, trinkets and treasures we accumulate in our lives.
"The vessels in this show are my collection of objects, created and accumulated over the last 12 months".
Youle's first exhibition titled "Plenty" was shown at Tim Melville Gallery in Auckland. Reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, the 300+ works were installed on a long trestle table made of Rimu floorboards saved from a building destroyed by the Christchurch earthquake. "There’s nowhere to sit at my table but there’s so much to look at. So many shiny things to covet and admire and collect, and so many vessels to think about filling. There seems to be plenty on offer. But plenty of what?”
Plenty More at The National offers a new installation, the 230 works covering the tops of a series of varied domestic tables.