Veta Gorner | Moving Parts

4 November - 23 December 2020

“Our lives appear in the balance of their moving parts.” - Veta Gorner


Human lives are like clocks. Our individual experiences, desires, shortcomings, and personalities act as the cogs and gears - the moving parts - that work together to make our time on this earth pass. Through the artworks in this exhibition, Veta Gorner strives to encapsulate in print the abstract feelings and happenings that occur throughout the course of our short human existences. The main series in this exhibition - titled ‘Time on My Hands’, ‘Fireworks’, ‘Push Pull Twist Turn’, and ‘Hypnopaedies’ - as well as additional individual works on display, all cohere to form a visual portrayal of the intangible elements of our lived experience. The majority of these pieces were conceptualised and made since March 2020, when our collective way of living shifted dramatically. During these months, partially because of the uncertainty and stress caused by the world around her, Veta stated that she had to “put aside all of the conceptual ideas I might have had before and allow myself to ‘go with the flow’ and be open and reactive”. This process caused three major themes to arise in her new collection of work, although there are many other motifs that perceptive visitors can tease out. These themes are time, adaptation, and balance.