4.6.06

God It Is All Dark








The images above are installation shots from a show I had last year called “God It Is All Dark”. They represent my interpretation of the Stations of the Cross, and pay homage to one of New Zealand’s greatest artists, Colin McCahon. The images are gathered from the path that leads to Te Papa in Wellington, and are something that people walk over each day on there way to, from and past the gallery. (Another reference to McCahon, his work Walk).

I think like many of my generation there is a strong Judeo-Christian underpinning to my upbringing and therefore my spirituality. You can either fight it or use it.

As they say, "vanity, all is vanity", here (which you will have to copy and past into your browser, I can't make it work from within the post....) www.salient.org.nz/index.php?a=2018&c=28 is a review of the show from a local student publication. One correction, there are 14, not 12 stations.

I’m sorry about the quality of the images, I can not yet scan the negs, and the prints are way too large for my scanner.

8 comments:

j d callow said...

Excellent job. To me the concept is somewhat reminiscent of Jasper Johns’ flag, target and alpha numeric paintings and drawings. I found inspiration in the idea when you first told me of the exhibition last year.

Sam said...

Thanks for posting these. Obviously Diana and I would have loved to have been able to come so it's great to be able to see what your exhibition looked like. And it's really terrific.

a camera in the world said...

John, I am glad you like the images and I hadn't thought about Jasper Johns. Hmmmm, interesting, as they say, you can't escape your influences. Talking of Mr. Johns, I was at an exhibition here in Hong Kong the other day where I saw a great Jasper Johns homage, an American Flag made out of Austrian schillings by an Austrian based Chinese artist.

a camera in the world said...

Hi Sam, well when I get a show in the states .....

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a camera in the world said...

Thanks for the compliment, trying to get more pictures up, kind of limited by a cheap scanner and my lack of skills at using it

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