Lost World-Wall Installed

Lost world 2Glass wall made out of 220, carefully cast, hand made, sinter blocks, that are illuminated with 25 neon lights, is standing as a feature piece of the exhibition. It is measuring 2.2×3.85×2.65m.

Opening tonight 5-7 @ Gow Langsford gallery, Lorne street

 

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Lost World at Gow Langsford Gallery

New exhibition by Gregor Kregar

Join us at the opening Tuesday 10 November, 5-7pmKregar_Ezine

In Lost World at  Gow langsford Gallery, Lorne Street, sculptor Gregor Kregar combines structures made from recycled glass with large stylized bronze dinosaurs. Through this unusual juxtaposition the artist creates an environment to surprise and engage the viewer. Kregar’s interest in dinosaurs was sparked by observing his four year old’s fascination for these creatures. Intrigued by reading him dinosaur books before bed each night and finding plastic replica all over the house, the artist was spurred to create his own setting in which to bring these prehistoric animals to life.

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Luminous Passage at Sydney Contemporary 2015

Gregor Kregar, Sydney Contemporary 20Luminous Passage was commissioned by Sydney Contemporary 2015 as part of the Installation Program. Breaking out of the confines of the booth, Installation Contemporary (curated by The Curators’ Department – Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams) presented 12 innovative, site-specific and interactive works in unexpected places throughout the Art Fair.

Luminous Passage was a temporary structure that was constructed out of four tons of recycled timber that was painted white and had more than 200 coloured neon tubes wrapped around it. It was shaped as a glorious Triumphal arch that visitors could work through mimicking the arch ways that exist in the Carriageworks building where Sydney Contemporary takes place. The structure became a space of sanctuary and experience but also a functional space that visitors could walk through and socialize. This work is an exercise in architectural imagining with tangible application, which reconsiders waste for its real potential of spatial change.

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Reflective Lullaby-Frankie

The Gnome has landed

The Gnome has landed
If you’re driving along the highway nearing Melbourne you may have noticed a familiar sight.  Gregor Kregar has recently installed a nine meter tall metallic gnome at the Cranbourne Rd exit of Peninsula link. Reflective Lullaby is commissioned and owned by McClelland Sculpture Park. Over the next twenty five years McClelland Sculpture Park will commission artists to create large sculptures resulting in 14 major pieces displayed over the twenty five year duration.

To listen to Gregor Kregar talk with McClelland’s Director John Cunningham discuss the work, follow this link: http://www.abc.net.au/…/programs/booksandarts/gnomes/6621942

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Pin Wall is installed

Sarah Hughes and Gregor Kregar’s Pin Wall

Sarah Hughes and Gregor Kregar's Pin Wall
DETAIL OF SARAH HUGHES AND GREGOR KREGAR’S PIN WALL, 2015 

Pin Wall is a collaborative public artwork by artists Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar. Commissioned by the Napier City Council, the work is situated on the Marine Parade side of the new wing of the museum building in Napier.

The work takes the form of a brightly coloured oversized pin cushion; created from 5000 porcelain glazed balls that project out from the building on stainless steel rods. The artists spent considerable time researching the MTG collection and wanted to create a work that responded to objects within it. They were particularly influenced by a group of 19th Century pin cushion and the Avis Higgs fabric design archive.

“We have referenced a design for a textile print by Avis Higgs depicting New Zealand flora and fauna and turned it into a mosaic of colour. Each pixel of colour will be represented by a pin head; depending on how the work is viewed it can take the form of a vibrant assortment of colour and form, or from a frontal position it will make a more representational image.“ – Sara Hughes.

The work takes a pin, an everyday object but one with much history; an expensive and rare item in 19th century, an object that was a common household item in the 20th Century and an item used less and less in 21st Century homes due to the low cost and availability of readymade garments.

“A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together which we think creates a fitting metaphor for the Museum.”  -Sara Hughes.

The differing lengths of stainless steel rod give a three dimensional effect to the work. The porcelain pin heads pop out from the side of the building creating movement across its surface as the work responds to the changing weather conditions.

“We are thrilled to be creating this work for Napier and very excited that the work will soon be installed.” – Sara Hughes.

The work brings a dynamic new dimension to the landmark building and is the largest work created from porcelain in New Zealand.

For more information please visit: http://www.mtghawkesbay.com/whats-on/pin-wall/

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Fragmented Echo in Perth

Fragmented Echo 4.1During the school break, a significant sculpture titled ‘Fragmented Echo’ by artist Gregor Kregar has been installed  in the Senior School precinct of Christ Church Grammar School in Perth. This new work is a mirror polished stainless steel creation reflecting the character of the School and adding to the aesthetic ambiance of the campus in a truly unique and special way.

‘Fragmented Echo’ is made out of more than 1000 components of laser cut stainless steel and measures 3.6×2.5×2.5m.

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Open Studio

Lights 7

Gregor Kregar’s studio event
7G Veronica Street, New Lynn
Saturday 1 November, 5-8pm

Open Studio timed to coincide with the culmination of Transit Cloud, a new public artwork for New Lynn that Kregar has completed in collaboration with Sara Hughes and Davor Popadic.

Transit Cloud will be unveiled to the public for the first time, and Kregar’s studio will display a wide range of works.

Saturday 1 November also coincides with the re-opening of Te Uru gallery (formally Lopdell House) in Titirangi, where one of Kregar’s 2 metre gnomes will welcome guests, and an installation of his waxworks will be displayed in the window. A fantastic opportunity to come West and visit Te Uru (open to the public 10-4.30pm on Saturday 1 November).

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Invivo Arch

Invivo archAs part of TEDx 2014, Gregor Kregar was invited by Invivo to make an installation utilizing their wine boxes. He constructed a large temporary arch using 424 Invivo boxes.

Kregar also features in the current edition of Art NZ, pick up a copy to read about his work and practice.

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2 fragile 2 shoot @ Corbans

2 fragile 2 shoot, 5

Gregor Kregar

Corbans Estate Arts Center

Opening Thursday 6-8 pm

Fri. 1 August – Sun. 7 September | FREE

2 Fragile 2 Shoot is an installation of new artworks by Gregor Kregar. A combination of slipcast and glazed ceramic objects are installed throughout the space. Kregar utilises a familiar subject or object and represents them in a way that displaces the original meaning.

These works serve as a subversion of the Louis Sullivan design cliché that “form ever follows function… This is the law.” In this case the shape of the object is the same but the use of different materials places each of them in a completely different context.

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December 2013 / Perun at Silo, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

PerunSite specific installation called Perun was instaled as part of 8@6 exhibition at Silo Gallery Space, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. It was made out of 400 components of stainless steel and 20 neons that were suspended in the air in a way to fit across the whole diameter of one of the silo spaces.

See http://eightatsix.co.nz/gregor-kregar/ for more info.

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