May 11–31 2012
Reception with the artists 5.30 pm Friday 11th May
McNAMARA GALLERY Photography Ltd
190 Wicksteed St. Whanganui 4500 New Zealand
Tuesday / Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 3 [often open to 6] or by appointment
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Peter Peryer: Other (Portraits 1975-2011)
4 May 2012 to 23 June 2012
Opening event: Friday 4 May, 5.30pm
Image by Peter Peryer: Michael Dunn, 1983, vintage gelatin silver print, courtesy the artist and McNamara Gallery.
This exhibition highlights the intermittent periods of portrait photography that Peter Peryer has completed. Showcasing work from 1975 through to 2011, these portraits are collectively titled ‘Other’, in distinction from the ‘Erika’ suite and self-portraits. The exhibition illuminates Peryer’s approach to the human form, offering single portraits that are intricately planned and characterised by an enticing quality of mystery. While his later portraits are more tightly cropped and are often set against a blank backdrop, there remains a perceptible thread of stillness and mystery that runs through the entirety of his work.
Saturday 5 May, 1pm
Fiona Pardington talks to fellow photographer and Arts Foundation Laureate Peter Peryer about his Gus Fisher Gallery exhibition Other (Portraits 1975 – 2011).
Saturday 19 May, 1pm
Dr Erika Wolf discusses the work of Peter Peryer. Erika lectures on both historical and contemporary photography in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago. She co-edited the recent anthology Early New Zealand Photographs: Images and Essays (University of Otago Press, 2011).
Gus Fisher Gallery
The Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland St
Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 923 6646
Closed public holidays
(closed Queens Birthday weekend, 2-4 June)
Source: Gus Fisher Gallery & McNamara Gallery.