Everything between you and me
Rachael Rakena and Hana Rakena
26 February – 7 May 2017
Rachael and Hana Rakena are sisters from Rāpaki who grew up in Hokitika and currently live in Palmerston North and Sumner respectively. In 2005 they exhibited with their father Otene, a pounamu carver, at SOFA Christchurch in a show called Taonga Whanau. 2017 will mark the ten-year anniversary of Otene’s passing.
Everything between you and me speaks about a space between two distinct points. Beginning with you as the most distant point and ending in me, this space holds all that has and will exist between us. Hana’s ceramics act as stand-in protagonists whilst Rachael’s moving images explore the fluidity of relationships as they evolve, responding to interference but also considerate of potential.
Hana Rakena is represented Avid Gallery, Wellington; Masterworks Gallery, Auckland and Form Gallery Christchurch. Rachael Rakena is represented by Bartley and Company Art Gallery, Wellington.
Image: Courtesy Mark Tantrum 2017