EDGE CITY at 8 Garnet Road, Westmere, Auckland, NZ, is the art studio of Louise Rive and Chuck Joseph.
EDGE CITY at 8 GARNET ROAD 2016
8 Garnet Road, Westmere, Auckland 1022.
Spring by Chuck Joseph
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz...
Window - 8 Garnet Road.
EDGE CITY Interior
EDGE CITY interior
Tupaia's Drawing Flat by Chuck Joseph.
EDGE CITY Interior
With Tupaia's Drawing Flat by Chuck Joseph
Christmas shop window. Mother and Child by Louise Rive.
Window at 8 Garnet Road
Shop window Lucky Cats by Chuck Joseph
8 Garnet Road window with work by Chuck Joseph and Louise Rive
Shop window night-time
Exhibition Window November 2016
EDGE CITY December 2016
Images from the clay workshop that is shared by Louise Rive and Chuck Joseph
In the workshop in Mangere Bridge
Chuck Joseph glaze painting "Flowers for the Manukau"
Winter in the workshop, Louise Rive.
Workshop making by Chuck Joseph
Ned Kelly in the workshop - by Chuck Joseph.
Workshop Louise Rive Not looking #1
Workshop Louise Rive Not looking...#2
GUNSLINGERS CHUCK JOSEPH
Chuck Joseph's Bird Gunslingers first appeared as incidental players in his multi-paneled painting "The Adventures of Little Bull and Dog". The gunslinger birds speak to the eternal need to be vigilant to protect what can so easily be lost. In the ceramic group of gunslinger birds and cats "There's gonna be a showdown" and in "The Magnificent Seven" based on the 1960's movie of the same name, the birds are either endangered or extinct. The gunslingers are "tooling up" to fight the good fight. A recent work "The Assassination of Mr Tui by the coward white-backed Magpie" refers to the strapline from the movie "The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Bob Ford" * which states "But the greatest threat to his life may ultimately come from those he trusts the most" *Universal Pictures.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
The Interviewer asked the Ex-inmate what life was like on the inside: “Ah, you know like the rest of the world, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly.”
This reference to the classic Sergio Leone movie inspired me to make another work in my series using Western Movies to explore themes of conservation, cultural appropriation and the human condition.
Chuck Joseph 2016
The Assassination of Mr Tui by the coward white-backed Magpie
The Bellbird Brothers
The Magnificent Seven Chuck Joseph
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – Tui, Huia, Kokako, Kereru, Piwakawaka, Karuhiruhi, Kotare. Here they stand - the last line of defence.
This group of seven gunslinger birds uses the last ditch defence of a small village in the sixties movie “The Magnificent Seven” starring Yul Brynner, to emphasise their plight. The figures are constructed of thrown paper clay bodies with additions, and are lidded containers in the manner of the Martin Brothers “Wally Birds”, acknowledging their tobacco bird jar forms. These are modern day treasure containers to store keepsakes, feathers, and souvenirs of the disappearing fauna. Many small details add to their stories; cards, flowers patterns and bones etc. Does the Tui led group win their battle? Only we can truly decide this...but note that two of the group are already extinct.
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch, Four souvenir bottles by Chuck Joseph. "Out of step, out of place, and their time was running out fast"
Kokako Gunslinger by Chuck Joseph
Singing Kokako with guns and guitar by Chuck Joseph.
Chuck Joseph There's Gonna Be A Showdown
Cats and Birds - Gunslingers all.
Chuck Joseph. Ruru Gunslinger.
The Ruru is the native owl of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Chuck Joseph glaze painting.
Glaze painting the Tui - a warrior from his work "TOY SOLDIERS: Von Tempsky and The Hau Hau."
LUNA PARK: The Lost World. Chuck Joseph
LUNA PARK: The Lost World. Luna Park is a name that is shared by currently operating and defunct amusement parks. A Luna Park once existed on the Waterfront of Auckland City in the 1930's before moving to Australia. A set of ceramic toys representing a fantasy world now gone from NZ. CJ.
The Black Reef Hoard by Chuck Joseph
The Black Reef Hoard. I have emulated an ancient hoard of silver treasure of Roman origin dating from 409 CE to create an archaic context for my story. The Hoxne Hoard was unearthed in Suffolk, England in 1992. My treasure is ceramic and gold lustre, not silver. A black panther which escaped from our local zoo and a scapegoat are jewel boxes. Central to the group is an effigy of the King of the Birds. The stories are about Black Reef, an older disused name for my city suburb of Westmere. CJ.
Flowers for the Manukau by Chuck Joseph
”Flowers for the Manukau Harbour”. In the tradition of immortalising people and place in a ceramic form I have based my work on a C19th Nileware jug in blue to hold a tribute of flowers for those lost at sea on the Manukau Harbour. I have repurposed a traditional jug form and added raised sprigs. In this beautiful landscape there is danger. The fishing boat that replaces the Egyptian Dhow of the original jug is the vessel named the “Thistle” which was lost crossing the Manukau Bar in 1953. CJ.
TOY SOLDIERS Von Tempsky and the Hau Hau 1868. Chuck Joseph.
TOY SOLDIERS: Von Tempsky and the Hau Hau 1868. Ceramic figures of the mercenary Gustavus Von Tempsky who joined the Forest Rangers, and the Maori guerilla fighters, the Hau Hau, both sides in the New Zealand Land Wars, as native and introduced bird species. CJ.
PIONEER PETS by Chuck Joseph
Ceramic sculptures of animals that were party to history in New Zealand. All three, Kupe's dog, Joseph Banks's greyhound and Captain Cook's goat named Folly, were visitors to Aotearoa during the earliest days of human settlement. This group creates a ceramic monument; they are silent and curious witness to extraordinary journeys and explorations.
COLD PAINTED CERAMIC LOUISE RIVE
Cold painted ceramic. Louise Rive.
Homage to Degas. Louise Rive
Sculpted in clay, Glazed and then painted in cold enamel. 12x12x8cm.
The Space Between #2 Louise Rive
Another conversation and with more openness.
Heart of Gold Louise Rive
Sculpted clay, fired with glaze and then gold lustre, finished with matt enamel paint on unglazed surfaces
Manet's Olympia in Clay by Louise Rive
Sculpted in clay, high fired and painted with matt enamel.
Woman on Cushions by Louise Rive.
Sculpted in clay, glaze painted and the cushions painted with matt enamel.
Self Contained by Louise Rive
Terracotta sculpted fired and painted with matt enamel. 50x40x18cm.
Blood ties by Louise Rive
Carved clay, fired to stoneware temperature, part glaze painted and part matt enamel over bare clay. 28x26x1.5cm.
PRETTY ALIEN Blood and Memory. Louise Rive
PRETTY ALIEN Blood and Memory
PRETTY ALIEN: BLOOD AND MEMORY FROM A REUNION. Stories may be lost in the distance of time, accuracy can fall by the wayside, but ghosts remain. Memories hidden, confused, buried, resurrected, and only sometimes reclaimed. With the space between what was and what is in mind, this work was triggered by attending an art school reunion in 2015.
This piece is a riff on the words of novelist L P Hartley “the past is a foreign country”.
Coil construction and reconstruction, kiln fired, cold paint. 37cm x 30cm 130cm
Damaged but not discarded.
PORTAGE CERAMIC AWARDS 2014
Louise Rive's Premier Award winning work "The Space Between" and two other works "Three Women, Vessels" handmade vessel forms and "Art Diary" which comprises three intensely glaze painted jugs were exhibited at Te Uru, as was Chuck Joseph's "The Wild Bunch", Souvenir Bottles, four native birds, the Huia, Orange Wattle Kokako, Kahu and Kakapo are characters from the 1969 film of the same name "Out of step, out of place, and their time was running out fast".
The Space Between by Louise Rive
The space between, as photographer Diane Arbus described, who someone is and who they think they are. It is an ongoing conversation with self.
Sculpted paperclay, gesso and cold paint. 36 x 37 x 18 cm.
3 works by Louise Rive in the Portage Ceramic Awards 2014.
Central is the Premier Award winning "The Space Between", flanked by two other works by Louise Rive, "Three Women" and "Art Diary" in the Portage Ceramic Awards 2014 Exhibition.
Three Women. Vessels. Louise Rive
White earthenware clay with stains painted into glaze and fired to cone 4.
30 x 28 x 20 cm
Three Women. Vessels. Louise Rive
Art Diary by Louise Rive
Beauty seen is not forgotten.
Stains painted into glaze, fired to cone 4. 23 x 40 x 20 cm
Art Diary by Louise Rive
Art Diary by Louise Rive
The Wild Bunch by Chuck Joseph
The Wild Bunch Souvenir Bottles.
"Out of step, out of place, and their time was running out FAST" Huia, Orange Wattle Kokako, Kahu and Kakapo as characters from the 1969 film The Wild Bunch
Paperclay, cone 4 glaze and stains. 40 x 50 x 10 cm.
Clare A Hood by Louise Rive
Thomas. Portrait by Louise Rive.
Phoebe. Louise Rive.
Llewellyn. Louise Rive.
Damian. Louise Rive.
Susan with Zoe and Henry. Louise Rive.
Molly Princess Butterfly. Louise Rive
Isaiah. Louise Rive.
Che with three cyclops.
Che with three cyclops. Louise Rive
Enjoying the tradition of painting landscape in glaze on ceramic.
Punk Rococo. Louise Rive
Punk Rococo Vessels: Stewart Island/Rakiura, The Hole in the Wall at Uawa/Tolaga Bay, and Cape Reinga. Three places that are close to my heart. LR.
Taranaki. Bowl by Chuck Joseph, glaze painted by Louise Rive.
Mountain Tea Bowl. Chuck Joseph
Wai Orea Western Springs 3. Louise Rive
Looking to Cook's Cove.
One panel of a three panel bowl. Painted from the viewpoint of the crest of the hill looking down to where Captain Cook anchored his ship the Endeavour in 1769.
Pah Bowl Chuck Joseph
Wai Orea, Western Springs bowl. Louise Rive.
Western Springs in Red. Louise Rive.
2 Sisters in Western Springs. Hand made and glaze painted ceramic. Louise Rive.
Wai Orea, Western Springs. Louise Rive.
Tile, hand made and glaze painted.
Kowhai bowl Chuck Joseph
Blue Fern Bowl. Chuck Joseph.
Faces tea bowls.
Made by Chuck Joseph and glaze painted by Louise Rive, approx 11cm h. 11cm d.
Bowl made by Chuck Joseph and glaze painted by Louise Rive
Mikoikoi painted bowl, made by Chuck Joseph and glaze painted by Louise Rive
Landscape tea bowl by Chuck Joseph
Wheel thrown and glaze painted bowl. 10cm h x 11.5cm d.
Huia tea bowl by Chuck Joseph
Bowl made by Chuck Joseph and glaze painted by Louise Rive.