I've Abandoned Me explores van Hout's career-long reckoning with the self-portrait genre. Many of van Hout's works consist of dummies, doppelgangers and body doubles. This idea of art as a kind of thwarted self-portraiture - alluded to in the show's title - is central to I've Abandoned Me. With scepticism, humour and a fresh perspective van Hout engages with one of the central themes of recent art - 'the construction of identity'.
A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Touring exhibition.
- New Gallery, Upper Level
- Adult: $7, Concession: $5, Children Under 12: Free, Friends of the Gallery: $4, Free entry on Mondays