The House Book, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 325 x 325mm
Avocado and Egg, 2018. Glass beads on vintage cotton. 373 x 373mm
Pleats Please, 2018. Archival photographic print behind Flemish glass, framed. 323 x 323mm
Grey Lynn Garden, 2018. Wool tapestry on canvas. 323 x 398mm
Violet, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen behind Georgian Wired glass. 477 x 427mm
Kidney Pool and Beach Umbrella, 2018. Glass beads on cotton. 376 x 376mm
Cuningham House, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 322 x 382mm
Resene’s Colour Swatch, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen, 230 x 330mm
Strawberry Shortcake’s Stockings, 2018. Glass beads on linen. 298 x 298mm
Inverted Courtyard, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 285 x 285mm
Ch’i, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen. 252 x 252mm
Plant in Window, 2018. Cotton embroidery on linen behind Stippolite glass. 328 x 451mm
Swimming Pool Building, 2018. Archival photographic print, framed. Ed. 1. 243 x 243mm
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.