Paul Faris, Jenny Gillam, Sarah Jane Parton & vjRex
March/April 2006

Paul Faris produces paintings which use the pastiche of images from historic and contemporary popular culture to explore the representation of power structures. He lives and works in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Jenny Gillam’s installation practice often includes photographic elements alongside audio, moving image, and live video performances. She is currently exploring urban neurosis and it’s manifestations in popular culture. She was co-director of SHOW and is a Lecturer at Massey University’s School of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.

Sarah Jane Parton contributed to the volunteers’ show, Tired of Dancing as well as to collaborative exhibition, Macro Fun. Parton often appears in her work in various guises, paying homage (with a touch of the absurd) to popular culture and family life and their associated aspirations. She lives in Wellington and exhibits nationally.

vjRex a.k.a. Eugene Hansen (Ngäti Mahuta, Ngäti Maniapoto) is interested in how contemporary modes of cultural production and roles present in club culture like producer/director, DJ and VJ, can be used to inform contemporary art practice. He was co-director of SHOW and is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University School of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.