A installation by Christchurch artist James Oram is the next to inhabit Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's Edmiston North Sculpture Terrace.
The work consists of a billboard-sized sheet of black granite with an adjacent neon light spelling out the words 'LIMITED TIME'. These words, which reflect onto the polished surface of the stone billboard, will be seen from Albert Park. Oram's interest in the language of marketing and its pervasive messages of 'short-lived' opportunity influences this work.
The use of granite, the standard material for memorial headstones, is another reminder of life's brevity and loss.
'Oram's work, Limited Time, is an exciting new addition to the series of sculpture commissions on the North Terrace. This series supported by Chartwell has drawn attention to fresh artistic thinking by emerging talents in New Zealand art. Oram's capacity to create dramatic sculptural works within an outdoor environment will once again totally refresh this site,' says Contemporary Art Curator Natasha Conland.
The ongoing series of sculpture commissions by New Zealand artists is proudly supported by the Chartwell Trust.
- Curated by
- Natasha Conland
- North Sculpture Terrace, Level 2
- Free entry