Mary Macpherson - 'Takarunga - Mt Victoria, Devonport', from 'The Long View'
"Harking back to the 19th century when artists like Alfred Sharpe and John Kinder were making images of the city-in-progress that would become colonial Auckland, Mary Macpherson’s ‘long view’ of Tāmaki Makaurau is both a product of its times and an imaginative response to the subtropical metropolis.
"Her photo-sequence also asks questions of its subject: To what extent does the evolving urban environment reflect the needs, desires and dreams of its population? Do the communities that live and work within the metropolis determine its shape and direction, or is the city the orchestrator and shaper of the lives of its citizens?"
- Gregory O'Brien
Mary Macpherson's exhibition 'The Long View - Auckland photographs 2014-2017' is showing at Photospace Gallery from 3rd May to 3rd June, 2019. Mary has been exhibiting at Photospace Gallery since 2014 - artist info.