Double Grammar Zone


PHOTO OP. • 4 June - 16 July

5pm Fri 3 June
11am-2pm Sat
Skar Image Lab, 1 New Bond St, Kingsland
Matt Henry, Emil McAvoy (curator)
Matt Henry’s Double Grammar Zone borrows a real estate marketing term that promotes residential properties within the prestigious zoning catchments of Auckland Grammar and Epsom Girls’ Grammar. In this exhibition, the phrase also refers to language, the real estate and art markets, and the visual grammar of abstraction and advertising.

Redacted real estate signs photographed in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington are printed on the same plastic corflute material as the objects they depict – an analogous play between the fields of housing, finance, design and contemporary art.

PHOTO OP. is a new curatorial platform for contemporary art in lens-based media founded by Emil McAvoy.

Matt Henry

Matt Henry, Redaction 5750 (2021-22), Fuji UV cured ink on polyethylene corflute, 898 x 898mm, PHOTO OP. edition of 10 + 2 A/P, from the exhibition Double Grammar Zone, PHOTO OP. 

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