Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1949
Dargaville (Mt Wesley Cemetery), Northland
- Purchased, 2004
- 215 x 280mm
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Tags: angels (spirits), cemeteries, funerary sculpture, landscapes (representations), monochrome, people (agents), profiles (figures), sculpture (visual work), seas, text (layout feature)
There’s a timelessness to Laurence Aberhart’s photography, a quality that he calls “adriftness”. Though his images are contemporary, they bear a great weight of history – a product both of the century-old 8x10 camera he uses, and his interest in subjects that reveal the persistence of the past in the present: graveyards, outmoded architecture, abandoned shops.
(Now, Then, Next: Time and the Contemporary, 15 June 2019 – 8 March 2020)