Francis Upritchard, A Peach Steel and foil armature, paint, modelling material, fabric, metal, straw, rhinestones, leather gloves.
Photograph, John Collie
Her titles, which I often really enjoy, usually pick up on something easily recognisable in the work, rather than something more abstract. They’re identifiers, often quite drily funny ones, that don’t give you much information, but are an interesting place to start. They almost never answer the most immediate question you might have, which is: why these things together in this place? I guess one answer to that is: because you’re here, and they’re there – you’re just two objects in a room, looking back at each other.
Lead curator at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Felicity Milburn in conversation about Francis Upritchard’s exhibition, Paper, Creature, Stone.
Francis Upritchard, Paper, Creature, Stone
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Cnr Worceter Boulevard and Montreal Street
2 April – 24 July
May / June 2022 Edition SEE IT HERE.