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Leaders and North Shore FX

Events > Exhibitions

Geoffrey Heath and Marie Le mounier
at City Art Rooms
3 Jun 2009 - 28 Jun 2009

Added by Sanderson City Art Rooms project gallery has paired a local and international artist for two complementary solo exhibitions to run during the Auckland Festival of Photography 2009.

Currently based in Belgium, French-born Marie Le Mounier will present her first New Zealand exhibition, following recent shows overseas at the Botanqiue (Brussels), De Garage (Mechelen), and Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie (Arles).

Le Mounier’s Leaders is a photographic installation based on over 100 found press images of contemporary world leaders, presidents, or prime ministers waving to crowds. Arranged in tight grids and printed in a very light shade of grey, the photographic records reveal an iconic gesture performed by the most powerful people in the world.

Geoffrey Heath also debuts his first solo exhibition with City Art Rooms in the new series North Shore FX. Heath documents young people modified by self-applied theatrical make-up. Stripped bare of sentiment and dramatic staging, the subjects are presented in their full humdrum glory.

Although composed in the classical genre of portraiture, Heath’s images do not attempt to define the individual. Instead, he discerns the results of their shared social activity: inventing fantasies while suspending disbelief.

Geoffrey Heath is a breakthrough Auckland photographer who recently exhibited at the Queensland College of Art gallery in Brisbane, Australia with other prominent New Zealand artists.

City Art Rooms is a gallery dedicated to unique projects and bridging the New Zealand art scene with artists and institutions abroad.


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