Screenshots, 03 - 28 June 2014
Joe Sheehan's new works are concerned with the capture of light.
Developed from his 2009 exhibition, Slideshow at Tim Melville Gallery, the source materials for Sheehan's new images - carved jade 'slides' - create visual effects that read simultaneously as vast immersive landscape and deft computer manipulation.
Traditionally images of jade/greenstone/Pounamu have been bound to commercial, political or cultural values. In Sheehan's new imaginative space the limitations are removed and his photographs explore new ways by which 'greenstone as image' can operate as artistic expression. More than just images of sliced and carved stones these works are photographs of projected light.
Screenshots is presented as part of the 2014 Auckland Festival of Photography
Special thanks: Nigel Gardiner Photography