Sam Duckor-Jones will open his exhibition FIRST I LAY WITH ADAM with a poetry reading on Wednesday 1 May, which is Global Love Day – apt, as his large ceramic works in neon pink are made as a personal response to queerness.
FIRST I LAY WITH ADAM
Here is form so dewy it doesn’t yet have the word
Here is in the beginning
Here is the soft wet opening that comes before a breath
Here is there was darkness
Here is the phantom shimmer of pore & vessel & follicle
Here is good, good
Here is the coordinated cocking of a universal hip
Here is Adam
Here is I
SAM DUCKOR-JONES makes ceramics and writes from his home in Featherston, Wairarapa. He examines queerness, intimacy and voice in his work. He has exhibited extensively across New Zealand and a new major public work of eight large ceramic figures was installed at Wellington Airport in January 2019. He is represented by Bowen Galleries in Wellington.