SHOOT&POINT, 11 September – 20 October 2007
The photographic catch-phrase 'point and shoot' implies careful framing of the subject and equally careful engagement of the camera, so one could be forgiven for viewing the blurred and pixillated photographs selected by Wayne Youle for his second Auckland solo show as evidence of carelessness or disregard.
Close inspection, however, reveals Youle's work as being not only carefully considered and composed but also savagely iconoclastic. In Shoot & Point the artist addresses issues of identity, race, and the commodification of cultural symbols with trademark wit and humour.
You might want to ask who is pointing at whom.