Pho­to­space takes it easy

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One of the busiest and most ex­cit­ing pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces in New Zealand has de­cided to dial down the pace of its shows this year, giv­ing its artists more time to shine.

Welling­ton’s Pho­to­space gallery hosted 22 pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tions (plus 10 shows of other vis­ual me­dia un­der the Gil­berd Mar­riott Gallery ban­ner) in 2014, and has de­cided to give ex­hi­bi­tions longer run­ning time this year, as well as in­stalling a fresh LED track-light­ing sys­tem.

The first pho­tog­ra­pher to ben­e­fit from the gallery’s more re­laxed sched­ule is Auck­land artist Chris Cor­son-Scott, whose large-for­mat colour land­scapes will fill four rooms in the Courte­nay Place gallery from Fe­bru­ary 14 to April 2.

Cor­son-Scott’s ex­em­plary prints, cre­ated with an eight by 10-inch cam­era, have cat­a­pulted the young artist to the fore­front of the New Zealand con­tem­po­rary pho­to­graphic art scene, and ex­hib­ited in many of Auck­land’s prom­i­nent art spa­ces (in­clud­ing the Auck­land Art Gallery) as well as over­seas.

Pho­to­space’s 2015 sched­ule will be ex­cit­ing de­spite the less hec­tic pace. Artists also to ex­hibit this year in­clude Mark Beehre, Sally Grif­fin (show­ing pho­tos from the 1970s fea­tur­ing prom­i­nent artists and po­lit­i­cal fig­ures), Hans Weston, Stephen LaPlante, Alex Efi­moff, Nathalie Daoust (a French-Cana­dian artist with im­ages from North Korea), as well as two cu­rated group ex­hi­bi­tions fea­tur­ing Auck­land pho­tog­ra­phers and other artists. Pho­to­space corner­stone ex­hibitor An­drew Ross rounds out the year.

Be sure to visit pho­to­space­ to stay abreast of ex­hi­bi­tion de­tails.

Chris Cor­son- Scott, Mark Adams Re­touch­ing Pho­tographs at Studio LaGonda, 2013

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