Continuing a series begun in 2010, Auckland-based photographer Chris Corson-Scott seeks out landscapes and spaces within Aotearoa New Zealand which carry with them a particular historical or environmental significance and resonance. Exploring themes of deforestation, industrial exploitation and Auckland’s housing crisis, these are pictures of a young land scarred by people - as Colin McCahon called it, “a landscape with too few lovers”.
This is Chris Corson-Scott's second solo exhibition at Photospace Gallery, and again we plan to fill all of the exhibition rooms with very large prints, including some recent new works. 'Chris Corson-Scott: We Passed the Setting Sun' is part of the 2017 NZ Fringe Festival and also the inaugural Photival photography festival which runs from 18th February to 4th March 2017. The organisation linked with the exhibition through Photival is Forest & Bird.
'Chris Corson Scott: We Passed the Setting Sun' shows at Photospace Gallery, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington,
from10th February to 18th March, 2017.
Interview in The Wireless with Chris Corson-Scott - 'Four photos that show how New Zealand is changing'
Installation shotos - Photospace Gallery exhibition
Chris Corson-Scott's website
Exhibition statement and catalogue - see document below.
Photography Matters II