Encounter is a photographic installation made up of diverse components, including a large- scale wall mural over-layered with images of simplified objects. In this new work Waugh continues to explore themes and motifs from past and previous works, to investigate how emergent technological impacts on the medium and their effects on how we might reconsider and redefine what constitutes contemporary photography. Considering how a new picture consists of two or more things that we knew already combined, Waugh’s conceptual photographic practice highlights the fraught relationship between images and the world they profess to represent - a relationship defined by deception, reduction and seduction.
Two Rooms • 4 June - 3 July
5:30pm Thurs 3 June
11am-5pm Tues to Fri and 11am-3pm Sat
16 Putiki St, Grey Lynn
Shaun Waugh, a ruse (iv), 2020, archival pigment print