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Beyond the Glass

9th May
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Waimakariri Community Arts Council


Beyond the Glass is a photographic exhibition featuring an eclectic collection of images printed on archival cotton rag. The pictures are taken from a broader body of work by West Coast photographer, Thomas Heaphy. 

Loosely landscapes, both big and small, timeless and fleeting. They are painterly and ambiguous, creating a feeling of familiarity yet otherworldliness.

The straight landscapes place an emphasis on aesthetic grandeur rather than place recognition. The more abstract images are little everyday microcosms and playful drive-by snippets.
They are clean, featuring natural elements with minimal manmade material and an avoid cliched juxtapositions and irony. Heapy’s intention is to paint with the camera and create a body of original work for quiet contemplation.