08 August - 27 October 2014

Cerith Wyn Evans

Welsh conceptual artist Cerith Wyn Evans is engaged by questions of language, perception, and transmission. His works mix the scientific, the philosophical, and the poetic. In this show, three works conjure with the infinite in different ways: a neon sign represents a Möbius Strip (a twisted loop with an endless single surface), a cluster of mirror-clad plinths generates infinite reflections of reflections, and a text explains that astronomers imagined dust spots on their photographs to be faint stars millions of light years away.

Wyn Evans began his career by assisting filmmaker Derek Jarman, before making his own short, experimental films in the 1980s. Recent international solo exhibitions include Kunsthall Bergen (2011); Tramway, Glasgow (2009); and Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2009). He collaborated with Florian Hecker on No Night No Day for the 2009 Venice Biennale, and has also particpated in the 2011 Moscow Biennial, 2010 Aichi Triennale, 2008 Yokohama Triennale, 2005 International Istanbul Biennial, and 2003 Venice Biennale. In 2011, he was commissioned by the Vienna State Opera to design its stage curtains

Cerith Wyn Evans shows in New Zealand courtesy of White Cube, London, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland; and Michael Lett, Auckland.