Gurysh’s work investigates economies of energy. In his practice the act of storytelling becomes activated by a productive process, weaving allegorical frameworks, historical narrative and invented experience into potent objects and temporal propositions. Researching the ‘nuclear issue’ between NZ and the USA, The Long Cloud is a new project in which Gurysh compresses the international transit and transmutation of a sample of New Zealand uranium ore into a charged photographic object.
Steve describes his work as “concerned with contemporary encounters of energy, phenomena which emerge from the everyday to the miraculous, from the municipal to the mythological.” His practice of making and performing with objects investigates modes of production, distribution, and storage through photography, sculpture, research and experimentation.
* Thursday 22 August: Conversation in the gallery with Steve Gurysh & Gil Hanly
* Friday 23 August: Steve Gurysh artist lecture, Museum Building 10A02
Gurysh has recently received his MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and now lives in Auckland. His work has been exhibited at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA, La Société des arts technologiques in Montréal, Cabinet Magazine Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and the in center of the Allegheny River, Pittsburgh.