Bodies of Work /

once more with feeling

wintering-detail
Wintering, after a Van der Velden study, Otira Gorge, detail, 2008. Diptych, C-type photographs, 1214 × 1520 mm each.

2008

“Shelton’s remake focuses the viewer on art as a cultural construct and points to the reliance of traditional painting on sight. The mirror image of her paired photograph of Otira Gorge is anti-spectacle; it challenges the primacy of vision by locating the meaning beneath the photograph’s surface in a process which figuratively situates the ‘spectator’ beyond what is immediately apparent. The viewer is directed away from the act of looking to a world hidden from the surveyor’s categorising gaze where thinking and remembering are privileged and the cohesive logic of the visual field is shattered. This aspect of Shelton’s practice is consistent with the questioning of the primacy of the visual in the later half of the twentieth century by French theorists such as Jacques Derrida who believed that photography should be understood as writing or ‘text’.”

–Natalie Poland, once more with feeling, p.8, Hocken Collections, University of Otago, 2008.

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Wintering, after a Van der Velden study, Otira Gorge,, 2008. C-type photographs, diptych, measurements per image, 720 × 900 mm each.
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Artist unknown rack 1, Hocken Collections, 2008. 800 × 1000 mm.
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Artist unknown rack 2, Hocken Collections, 2010. 800 × 1000 mm.
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Artist unknown rack 3, Hocken Collections, 2010. 800 × 1000 mm.
hocken-4
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Artist unknown rack 5, Hocken Collections, 2010. 800 × 1000 mm.
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Artist unknown rack 6, Hocken Collections, 2010. 800 × 1000 mm.
port-gore
Atlantis, Port Gore, Malborough Sound, New Zealand, 2008. Diptych, colour pigment photographs, 900 × 720 mm each.
seacliff
A view of Seacliff, after an O’Brien painting, Truby King Reserve, Seacliff, New Zealand, 2008. Diptych, C-type photographs, 900 × 720 mm each.
hocken-13
Back of Painting (Lionel Terry, The Path of Glory leads but to the Grave, 1933), Hocken Collections, 2008. C-type photograph, 515 × 370 mm.
hocken-12
Back of Painting, (Lionel Terry, [Self portrait]), Hocken Collections, 2008. C-type photograph, 515 × 370 mm.
hocken-9
Back of Painting (Lionel Terry, [Moonlit landscape] n.d.), Hocken Collections, 2008. C-type photograph, 300 × 515 mm.
hocken-10
Back of Painting, (Lionel Terry, [Waterfall], n.d.), Hocken Collections, 2008. C-type photograph, 370 × 515 mm.
shelton-029
once more with feeling, installation view, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, 2009.
shelton-016
once more with feeling, installation view, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, 2009.
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once more with feeling, installation view, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, 2009.
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once more with feeling, installation view, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, 2009.
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once more with feeling, installation view, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, 2009.
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