Of Water

On until 2 August 2019

“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist.
For man, it is to know that and to wonder at it.”

Jacques Cousteau

There are 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometres of water on Earth.  In 1 cubic kilometre, there are 264 billion gallons of water. The ocean contributes 96% of the Earth’s water. It covers 71% of the Earth’s surface. Our bodies are comprised of 66% water.

It is a mighty, encompassing, sometimes devastating but also a life-giving entity that unites us all. Through water, every creature is connected. But despite this, we have spent more hours exploring the moon than the deepest deep sea trench.  

My work is an exploration of wonderment, an opportunity to step out of daily life and indulge my fascination with the natural world, which holds my attention like no other. I base these drawings on a series of photographs that I have taken in the exploration of marine life during my moments of wonder.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pusateri lives in Auckland and works in a variety of mediums from photography, digital media and drawing to printmaking and painting. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, and a Master of Fine Arts (honours) from the University of Auckland.

Pusateri is the founder / director of Auckland Print Studio and a lecturer in Architecture at Unitec Institute of Technology.  He has exhibited in the USA, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand.  His work has won awards and is represented in numerous private and public collections.

Saturday 13 July, 2PM
Paper Marbling Demo
John will be demonstrating his paper marbling techniques in the gallery.
All welcome.