* * * GALLERY TALK by LYNN HURST, Saturday 28th January, 1.30pm * * *
The Dutch Vanitas painters of the 17th century could not have imagined how their work would inspire a wave of artists working in a medium not yet invented. A number of New Zealand photographers have drawn inspiration from them (Fiona Pardington's recent work is but one example) and re-interpreted the elements and content to reflect current, local and personal concerns. Several Photospace Gallery exhibitors have also explored the Vanitas theme, most recently Alex Efimoff in his 2015 exhibition 'Men'. But I think you will agree when you see Lynn Hurst's exhibition that she brings something new, personal and very different to the tradition.
'Nature Morte' is Lynn Hurst's first exhibition at Photospace Gallery. It opens on December 3rd (12 noon-3pm) and runs until 28th January, 2017. Please not that Photospace Gallery will be closed from the 23rd of December to the 8th of January, inclusive, but viewing by appointment is available on most days. I'm not leaving town, so please email James Gilberd if you wish to visit the gallery during the holiday period.
Artist and exhibition info - Lynn Hurst, 'Nature Morte'
Photography Matters II