Meg Porteous
Apparatus
July 15–August 20, 2016

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Parlour is pleased to present ‘Apparatus’, an exhibition of recent photographic work by New Zealand artist Meg Porteous.

 

Featuring a selection of small, medium and large-scale colour photographs, the exhibition thematically explores the often-overlooked or seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life—the pale pink motel shower curtain, the tattered gymnastics beam, the rusted hood of a Mercedes Benz. The focus of each photograph is often an insignificant or indeterminate place or subject that acts as a vehicle or transition point to other moments in time, where movement or action may occur. Shooting primarily with 35mm film, and employing flash and cropping techniques, Meg’s practice celebrates anachronistic forms of photography. Her intense observation of quotidian life urges the viewer to consider what may or may not go unnoticed.

 

Born in Christchurch in 1991 and raised in Taranaki, Meg graduated from Canterbury University’s Ilam School of Fine Arts in 2013 and also studied at Nova Scotia School of Art and Design in Canada. Meg was recently selected as the 2016 recipient of the Shiro Oni Studio Artist Residency in Japan.

 

The public are invited to attend an opening reception for ‘Apparatus’ on Friday, July 15 from 6pm — 8pm at 306 Eastbourne Street, Hastings

  • 5 grapefruit
    pigment ink on Baryta, mounted on Kapa
    380 x 570mm (before frame)
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  • Apparatus
    pigment ink print
    420 x 594mm
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  • Ashtray, plastic and vinyl
    pigment ink on Baryta, mounted on Kapa
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  • Baywave
    pigment ink print
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  • Beach Leather
    pigment ink print
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  • Conditioning
    pigment ink print
    594 x 841mm
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  • Edgewater
    pigment ink print
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  • Empty Hall Image
    pigment ink print
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  • Green (Argos Gymnastics Club #2)
    pigment ink print
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  • Head Office
    pigment ink print
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  • Indoor scene with water
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  • Kerb
    pigment ink print
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  • Kevin’s
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  • Lazy Susan
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  • Lobby
    pigment ink print
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  • Net with panels and fence
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  • Nozzle
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  • Office tour with Mr Kobayashi #1
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  • Office tour with Mr Kobayashi #2
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  • Park scene at noon
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  • Pink stiff
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  • Purple (Argos Gymnastics Club #2)
    pigment ink print
    841 x 1189mm
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  • Second emotion (anger)
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  • Self portrait (foot)
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  • Still life at dusk (car)
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  • Still life at dusk (lamp)
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  • Street scene (mid-morning)
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  • Street scene with bamboo and blue t-shirt
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  • Street scene with tiles
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  • Sushi preparation
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  • Hurrell’s Merc
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    420 x 594mm
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