Laurence Aberhart

15 September 2007 - 2 December 2007

Laurence Aberhart has been at the forefront of photography since the late 1970s, and is recognised as a major international figure. Like the paintings of Colin McCahon – an artist with whom Aberhart is frequently paired – his photographs are a sustained meditation on time, place and cultural history. They are also virtuoso pieces of photographic craft.

This major exhibition brings together over 200 key works from the last four decades — among them his signature images of landscapes, facades, monuments, and interiors from New Zealand and further afield. Using a 100 year old view camera, Aberhart produces images which are steeped in the history not only of his subjects but also of his chosen medium. This exhibition asserts Aberhart's place as a key figure in New Zealand culture and a photographer of international significance.

Laurence Aberhart is a City Gallery Wellington touring exhibition and was developed in association with Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

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