Mary McPherson — The Long View Pah Homestead,
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
The Long View harks back to the 19th century when artists such as Alfred Sharpe and John Kinder were making images of Auckland as a city-in-progress. One and a half centuries later, the still-young city continues to make and remake itself — and it is this process which Macpherson’s photographs inhabit. A vision emerges that is at once restless, unresolved and paradoxical, yet somehow capable of moments of transcendence.