Erica van Zon

Peppermint Twist

30 November — 22 December 2018



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

The House Book, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 325 x 325mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Avocado and Egg, 2018. Glass beads on vintage cotton. 373 x 373mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Pleats Please, 2018. Archival photographic print behind Flemish glass, framed. 323 x 323mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Grey Lynn Garden, 2018. Wool tapestry on canvas. 323 x 398mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Violet, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen behind Georgian Wired glass. 477 x 427mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Kidney Pool and Beach Umbrella, 2018. Glass beads on cotton. 376 x 376mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Cuningham House, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 322 x 382mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Resene’s Colour Swatch, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen, 230 x 330mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Strawberry Shortcake’s Stockings, 2018. Glass beads on linen. 298 x 298mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Inverted Courtyard, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 285 x 285mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Ch’i, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 252 x 252mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Plant in Window, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen behind Stippolite glass. 328 x 451mm



Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Swimming Pool Building, 2018. Archival photographic print, framed. Ed. 1. 243 x 243mm



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Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

Erica van Zon Millers O'Brien

With the colour green acting as a starting point for a year-long project, Erica van Zon has created a shimmering visual landscape that riffs off her personal experiences and interactions with the world. Peppermint Twist is a playful yet sophisticated example of van Zon’s enjoyment of the hand-made, with her materials of choice being embroidery, beadwork, tapestry, photography and textured glass. From 90’s Wellington architecture to emerald palm leaves to plump avocados, Peppermint Twist is a collection of chromatic narratives tied together by their formal qualities.

Erica van Zon holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2007. Recent public exhibitions include Verdant Geometry, Scape Public Art 2018, Opal Moon Local Lime, Sarjeant Gallery/Objectspace, Auckland 2017-18 and Coffee Perhaps, Dowse Art Museum, 2016-17. Van Zon was the 2011 recipient of the Asia NZ/Wellington City Council WARE Residency, Beijing 2011, visiting artist at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2014, and Artist in Residence at Tylee Cottage, Whanganui 2016.