Hocken Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin
15 February – 14 April 2018
Drawing on the detritus of his surroundings, Campbell Patterson engages in conscious acts of repetition to document the banality and absurdity of everyday life—causing the ordinary to become abstract. Through the language of film, painting, sculpture, printmaking and text, he translates common materials, or habits, into formalist exercises that meditate on boredom as an aesthetic device.
Campbell Patterson was the 2017 Frances Hodgkins Fellow.