The Inner Binding

10 July 2012 – 20 September 2018

Laden with associations, but buoyant with possibility, this large-scale window commission by renowned New Zealand artist Richard Killeen features a richly-layered composition that hints at systems of knowledge and classification.

Richard Killeen once described himself as a 'miner' of libraries; extracting a wealth of images and shapes to condense and manipulate with his distinctive 'cut-out' technique. The layered forms in this intricate digital work recall, amongst many other things, the genealogical patterns used by early cultures to record and preserve family connections. Here, cut free from their original context, the distinctive images Killeen has chosen produce a work that is both laden with associated meanings and buoyant with possibility.

A Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces project in association with Christchurch City Libraries.