Andrew Ross - 'Portrait of a House' exhibition. 2nd Dec. 2017 - 27th January 2018, Photospace Gallery, contemporary new Zealand photography, Wellington.
With a nod to the late Robin Morrison's first book, 'Images of a House', Wellington large-format photographer Andrew Ross explores the ambience and history of an older, private house in Masterton, a place with personal connections for him.
Ross's black and white photographs have been widely collected by institutions and private art collectors, and he has exhibited at least annually at Photospace Gallery since early 1999, where a large collection of his work is held.
See Andrew Ross - Artist information.
North & South magazine article by Sharon Stephenson
Earthquake strengthening work on the facade of this building
This was supposed to be happening around now-ish but now looks like starting sometime in January - maybe. Who knows? Not me.
Anyway, when it happens, Room 1 of the gallery may be inaccessible for a few weeks. This could potentially affect the Andrew Ross exhibition, but probably not the Su Hendeles exhibition, which is in Room 3 at the back of the building.
My advice: come and see the Andrew Ross exhibition between 2nd December and 22nd December - this year. We may have to re-hang the exhibition in a smaller space next year. I don't know at this stage, but that's one option if Room 1 is closed during part of January. Keep an eye on the gallery website and Facebook page for updates.
Artist statement for this exhibition - below
Christine Szabados - 'Movie Clips' - Photospace Gallery, 4th-27th November 2017
In her new exhibition 'Movie Clips', Wellington artist and art teacher Christine Szabados works in the classic medium of photo-montage, creating surrealistic juxtapositions of movie scenes and actors with urban landscape, sets and various other background imagery, all appropriated from printed images. Her photo-montages are created in the traditional way, cut and pasted using a scalpel blade and glue, and rephotographed to be printed digitally in their natural proportions. (Scanning images and digital compositing in Photoshop are eschewed.)
The super-A3 and A2-sized prints in 'Movie Clips' are $250 and $300 respectively, and are all in limited editions of 5 prints.
Christine Szabados - artist info
Su Hendeles - 'thinking of you' - 2nd December 2017 to 27th January 2018 at Photospace Gallery - contemporary photography, Wellington New Zealand
Thinking of you
This exhibition takes a whimsical look at the changing role of the portrait from the dawn of photography to the present day, portrayed through the nineteenth century medium of ambrotype.
Thinking of you comprises three parts:
post-mortem shadow portraits of some small creatures that once shared our house, gleaned from the cobwebs in the corners of the windows.
a collection of miniatures of questionable emotional value.
10 x cased ambrotypes referencing the face as the new gatekeeper of our digital devices.
Thinking of you is showing in Room 3 of Photospace Gallery from 2nd December 2017 to 27th January, 2018.
'For the ancestors of the next millennials.'
More information on Su Hendeles' website.
So, what exactly is an Ambrotype?
Photospace Gallery will be closed for a number of days between 23rd December 2017 and 14 January, 2018.
Best course: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earthquake strengthening work will soon be undertaken on the building facade. As Su's exhibition room is at the back of the building, viewing should be unaffected. It is possible that viewing in room 1 of the gallery (with Andrew Ross's exhibition), may be disrupted.
Watch the gallery website and Facebook page for updated information about this.
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