Bill Culbert

Flat Out

Flat Out by Bill Culbert

Artwork Detail

These window frames were gathered in Avondale, Auckland, from one of the area’s last remaining demolition yards. Windows, frames and lights have featured in Bill Culbert’s work since the late 1960s. By using domestic window frames, he recalls an everyday experience of light. Culbert’s light and

found-object sculptures often use illumination as a force. By juxtaposing windows that let light in and neon which projects light, he contrasts the qualities of natural and artificial light. Culbert is interested in light’s sources and how they alter the ways in which we see.

Flat Out
Bill Culbert
Production date
wood, glass, fluorescent tubes and electrical cable
2000 x 3720 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2009
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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