Ann Shelton: Dark Matter, Christchurch Art Gallery

An expansive view of Ann Shelton’s tightly conceived, large scale and hyperreal photography

Ann Shelton is one of New Zealand’s leading artists, operating where documentary and conceptual photography meet. Seeking insight and understanding of our collective histories and cultural memories, Shelton excavates narratives buried within, or sitting upon, a psychological and hyperreal landscape.

Dates: 16 December 2017 – 15 April 2018

everyone in the cinema is watching the prison and jane says installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
the city of gold and lead installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
a library to scale, Redeye, doublethink installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
a library to scale, Abigail’s Party, Redeye installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
my friends are electric, Abigail’s Party, Redeye installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
Redeye installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
in a forest installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
once more from the street installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie
Public Places installation view, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017. Photo John Collie