West Coast photographer, Thomas Heaphy’s Behind the Glass Door is an exhibition that he describes as ‘an eclectic collection of images’ on archival cotton rag. The pictures are taken from a broader body of work by the West Coast photographer. Loosely landscapes, both big and small, timeless and fleeting, they are painterly and ambiguous, creating a feeling of familiarity, yet otherworldliness.
Heaphy’s landscapes place an emphasis on aesthetic grandeur rather than a recognition of place. The more abstract of his images are everyday microcosms and playful drive-by snippets. They feature natural elements with minimal man-made material and avoid clichéd juxtapositions and irony. Heaphy’s intention is to paint with the camera and create a body of original work for contemplation.
Thomas Heaphy, Behind the Glass Door
141 Percival Street, Rangiora,
10 May -3 June
- Thomas Heaphy, For B the G, 2021, photograph