Work in Progress

The Long View - Auckland Photographs 2014 - 2017

Mary Macpherson

Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland

29 May - 22 July 2018

Reviewed by Peter Ireland for EyeContact

"Curiously artists such as Simon Denny and Luke Willis Thompson are posited as the golden boys of New Zealand art for work that owes more to the tradition of social documentary photography—having its origins as far back as the 1880s and continuous since—than any ‘ism' the art world can dredge up. Why are these dots not being joined? Could it be that, in some circumstances, an art history degree becomes an impediment to seeing and thinking? On the evidence there is ample reason to believe so".

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Mary Macpherson  Looking From Nelson Street

Mary Macpherson Looking From Nelson Street