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Four Takes: Four Photographers


Four takes: four photographers
21 AUGUST - 15 SEPTEMBER 2012
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO JOIN US FOR THE OPENING PREVIEW
TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 5.30 - 7.30PM


In our visually saturated world when almost everyone is merrily snapping and sharing images, what do fine art photographers bring to to their work? What are they seeking to say and how do they capture our attention? This exhibition presents the work of four emerging photographers as a means of addressing these questions.

ANDREW KENNEDY directly addresses the difficulties facing contemporary photography and these issues, which he describes as an exploration of ‘anxious production’, can be seen as his subject. Kennedy is currently studying towards a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland following a decade of working and exhibiting as a photographer.

RYAN MCCAULEY has turned to the pinhole technology of photography’s early days to draw attention to the camera’s role as an aid to memory. His pinhole images stand in a space between reality and memory that is both familiar and remote. McCauley is currently undertaking a Masters in Fine Arts at Massey University Wellington.

SIMON MARK zooms in on the details of the everyday to play on the border of representation – his subjects are the overlooked, the mundane, the colourful and the underappreciated. With almost painterly abstraction, his work challenges conventional notions of photographic composition. Mark has a PhD in cultural diplomacy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Massey University.

NINA VAN DER VOORN creates fictional scenes employing conventions associated with authenticity to make us actively aware of photography’s problematic relationship with truth. For her photography is a medium where evidence may be constructed to expose a personal narrative or commentary. Van der Voorn has a Bachelor of Photographic Design (Hons) from Massey University.
In the back gallery: photographs by Caroline McQuarrie
We have six new prints by current billboard artist Caroline McQuarrie available for viewing in the back gallery. The suite, which comes direct from exhibition in Dunedin's Blue Oyster Gallery, includes in a print of her billboard work Friends are the best things in life. All works are 660 x 880 mm framed. To read more about McQuarrie's project click here.

Built drawings by RUTH THOMAS EDMOND and PETER TREVELYAN

Please note this elegant exhibition finishes on Saturday - be sure to come and see it if you haven't already.

More exhibitions by PETER TREVELYAN

Tenuous at Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures in Porirua features a large, wall-mounted, geometric structure meticulously crafted, like the work in our current exhibition, from graphite pencil leads. Tenuous runs until 19 November.
Next Tuesday, Peter opens another exhibition at the Sofa Gallery at Canterbury University which runs until 7 September.

FEATURED WORK

Each month we are going to showcase one work to draw attention to work we have in stock.
This month our featured work is Comb by Lonnie Hutchinson.
steel and automotive paint, 980 x 1110 mm

We carry a wide range of work beyond what is showing in the current exhibition. You can find the full range of availalble work on our website under Stockroom. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in any artwork or if you have any questions. Similarly if you would us to help you find something for a particular place, we would be very pleased to help.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery or to you viewing our website.

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