Diving into the Human Psyche
Review of the twin exhibitions Inhale/Exhale and the film Rain of the Children, by V. Ward
As I regularly invite my clients to inhale and exhale and connect with their breath, their bodies’ sensations, their hearts, and deeper parts of themselves through the expressive arts, I find inspiration and resonance in Vincent Ward’s art works. Vincent Ward (b.1956) is one of the most original and acclaimed New Zealand artists, and some have called him a visionary. His latest exhibitions, Inhale/Exhale were held simultaneously at the Gus Fisher Gallery, in the University of Auckland and the Wallace Arts Centre at the Pah Homestead in July 2012. Inhale was a cinematic installation while Exhale showcased painting and photographic print. I visited both exhibitions and attended some of the talks.