City Gallery Wellington
11 August - 4 November 2018
Article The puzzling and playful photography of Patrick Pound by Sally Blundell posted on the Noted website 14 August, 2018, first published in the May 26, 2018 issue of the New Zealand Listener.
Kiwi artist Patrick Pound returns with a new photographic exhibition, the result of a 30-year hoarding habit and a playful attitude towards art institutions.
Photographic images, wrote Susan Sontag, are not statements about the world “so much as pieces of it, miniatures of reality that anyone can make or acquire”.
New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Patrick Pound is in the acquisition business. For nearly three decades he has collected these miniatures of reality: objects, prints, cuttings and, most commonly, photographs. Thousands of photographs, spilling across his house, two storage units, some “very tolerant dealer galleries” and a crammed studio.