On the last afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell
On the Last Afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell was the first substantial presentation of artist Joyce Campbell’s photo- and media-based practice, held at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi in 2019. The exhibition, developed in dialogue with the architecture of the Adam Art Gallery, will be re-staged within Te Uru’s similarly unique gallery environment this Spring.
Rather than a conventional survey, the exhibition unfolded what the artist describes as ‘a meditation on the interdependence of physical systems’. Curated by leading contemporary art historian, LA-based John C. Welchman, On the Last Afternoon examines the forcefield of relations Campbell has activated between photography, philosophy, ecology, material history, science fiction, and the care and reading of sacred and symbolic landscapes, over the course of her near three-decade career. [continues, see web page]