- Acquired by Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation 2018 to mark the contribution of Jenny Harper on her retirement as director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Purchase supported by Ros and Philip Burdon, the Philip Carter Family, Rob and Sue Gardiner and the Chartwell Trust, Dame Jenny Gibbs, June Goldstein, Sonja and Glenn Hawkins, Julianne Liebeck, Stephen and Charlotte Montgomery, Jenny and Andrew Smith, Mike and Sue Stenhouse, Gabrielle Tasman, two anonymous donors, and a collective gift from the staff of Christchurch Art Gallery and Brown Bread.
- 190 x 4900mm
When Cerith Wyn Evans watched subtitled films on TV as a teenager, he became fascinated by the gap in understanding between the text and the picture. Here his neon text recalls a time in the past, when something that has now disappeared from view was taken for granted. What’s been lost? Perhaps a person, or an object, or even a way of life; the viewer is invited to consider their own response to loss and change. The memory of lost things is a constant feature of the present.
(Now, Then, Next: Time and the Contemporary, 15 June 2019 – 8 March 2020)