Joe Sheehan: Screenshots - Art Collector

Joe Sheehan, Screenshot I, 2014, detail, chromira photograph on Fujiflex Crystal archive, edition of 3 + 1 AP, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland

As with all photography Joe Sheehan's artworks are about catching light. The images’ source materials - carved jade slides - have been worked by hand to create visual effects that simultaneously read as vast immersive landscape and deft computer manipulation. Rather than being photographs of carved stones these works are images of projected light.

Traditionally images of jade (NZ Pounamu) have been bound to either commercial, political or cultural values. In Sheehan’s new imaginative space these limitations are removed; his photographs explore new ways by which ‘greenstone as an image’ can operate as artistic expression.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Tuesday 3 June 2014
Exhibition closes: 28 June 2014
Location: Tim Melville Gallery, 11 McColl Street, Newmarket, Auckland NZ

Contact: +64 9 520 5891

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