Frances Rood

Frances Rood is a painter and sculptor. Her recent paintings are influenced by past studies at the National Theatre School of Canada and work as a scenographer. With an underlying architectural approach, they explore ideas on abstraction. They play with perception and experiment with shifting spatial perspectives. Her large scale cut fabric sculptures have been exhibited at Objectspace, The Wallace Arts Centre and at the Whakatane Exhibition Centre.

"Sight Lines", explores ideas on abstraction, using colour, line, surface, and geometry to create a contrast of architectural dimensionality and geometric flatness.

These elements combined describe an illusory space, and activate the spectator’s view to an ambiguous optical play of surface and depth on a two dimensional plane.