1000 Words

ASA Gallery, Auckland — 1999

From a deconstruction of the eponymous proverb ‘a picture paints a thousand words’, the solo exhibition 1000 Words develops a linguistic and numeric composition in 10 drawings presented in the form of paintings.  Reduced to two words / numbers / symbols and a two-colour palette, each work conveys a verbal expression as a visual gesture. Presented in the last month of 1999, a time of heightened anxiety about the effects of digital technology and prophecies of the world ending, 1000 Words is a collection of notes on 'life' at the end of a century.