Current Exhibitions

Empty Colour

“We shutter our eyes...
maybe the daylight is too
harsh... When we see the
colors becoming black and
 white, the unspecified
five colors close to the
chest are dancing... Are
they, in some sense, the
  living contact with a
self, formed of consensus
   non-real reality?”
Empty Color Photography Exhibit, 2021

 

Yvonne Shaw
Room 001-2175 
2014
Archival Inkjet Photography
700 x 835mm


Edition of 3

 

 

In 2014 Room 001-2175 was the
Photography Common Room in
Building One, Unitec. A possum
lived in the roof, and made
disturbing noises. We had to
be careful where we pinned
test photographs on the wall
as the ceiling would leak
when it rained. This room was
formerly a medical ward and if
people weren’t bothered by the
possums some were unsettled
by the stories told about the
building.
Despite its leaky state I felt
sheltered there. From the
vantage point of a window the
occupant of a building can
often survey the landscape
beyond, without being seen.
There is a comfort in hiding
behind a curtain or a camera. A
position of relative obscurity
offers a place of freedom.
Empty Colour Photography Exhibit, TuiTui art Space

Jae hoon Lee

Cloud 2,

2015 Light-jet print on metallic paper

925 x 1550 mm

Edition of 3

 

Lee’s physical and conceptual
migrations continue to define his
photographic language. A self-
proclaimed cultural wanderer, his
enduring fascination with place,
movement, individuality and skin
recurs in skewed, manipulated and
hyper-real compositions. Often
stitching multiple photographs
together in the same work, Lee
classes this practice as ‘time-
based’ as the resultant image does
not capture one moment, but rather,
folds many moments into the same
field. Presented at a monumental
scale, these works bring the viewer
closer the overwhelming sensation of
experiencing geological forms, and
blur the boundary between photography
and installation.
Despite its leaky state I felt
sheltered there. From the
vantage point of a window the
occupant of a building can
often survey the landscape
beyond, without being seen.
There is a comfort in hiding
behind a curtain or a camera. A
position of relative obscurity
offers a place of freedom.
Empty Colour Photography Exhibit, TuiTui art Space

Frankie Chu

She lives in the moment series,

Inject Print on Paper

Edition Of 3

Drift

OA, tuitui art space

Drift is an exhibition hosted by the Original Art Association. It is a part of the Auckland Festival of Photography’s Satellite Category.  View work by Ryan Sun, Kirsten Dryburgh, Frankie Chu, and other artists. On showcase is a range of large format silver print photography, installation, ceramic and digital video screen works. The artists’ reflect on people, the environment and the way we exist.

Whether it’s from within meditative states on a beach or the focus of throwing pots using forward and backward polarity on a pottery wheel, Drift looks at recording personal human engagements and exchanges with the environment.                   —Kirsten Dryburgh

 

Yvonne Shaw
Room 001-2175 
2014
Archival Inkjet Photography
700 x 835mm


Edition of 3