Lovers Between Glass

Lovers Between Glass

  • Artist

    Amy Howden-Chapman

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    fabric, glass panels

  • Size

    2080 x 1000 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    13 Mar 2014

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    banners, abstraction, couples

  • Chartwell Notes

    Lovers Between Glass, is a work specifically created for the Stark White Lover's show. Like previous banner works these two cupeled abstract forms oscillate in the associations they conjure up between the celebratory and the slightly sinister.


    The banner works consider the way in which power is preformed through political culture. Rather than presenting forms that can be easily identified with an existing organization or figure, the forms hint at the formal repertoire - shape, colour, scale, that are so often used in the service of promoting specific ideological interests. The banner works illustrate modes by which political messages are given and received.


    Often used in a performative context, the works are presented at Starkwhite between two large sheets of the glass. This mode of display speaks to a museum like preservation rather than a traditional frame. The material of the objects are protected, but the banners use value - in protest, in argument, in celebration, still remains a possibility.

Exhibition history