CURATOR Heather Galbraith PARTNERS Wellington City Council Public Art Fund LOCATION Courtenay Place Lightboxes
Marie Shannon’s Love Notes (2005) are black-and-white photos of private notes exchanged between her, her partner (the artist Julian Dashper), and their son Leo. These modest shorthand jottings exemplify the generic language of love. The Auckland photographer originally presented her photos as small, intimately-scaled prints. But, perversely, here she enlarges and reconfigures them for the most public of contexts—the Courtenay Place lightboxes. This is the second and last offsite lightboxes show curated by Heather Galbraith while the Gallery is closed for redevelopment.