Steve Carr and Christian Lamont: Fading to the sky

Recent McCahon House resident Steve Carr has collaborated with emerging artist Christian Lamont to present a new exhibition at Te Uru. A series of works from each artist will be presented in the gallery, overlapping and abstractly communing around themes of light, atmosphere and grief.

Steve Carr was based in Titirangi between January and March 2020, where he completed a McCahon House Residency. During this time, Covid-19 became widespread and his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. On 17 April 2020, she lost her battle to cancer. Christian Lamont recently completed an MFA at Ilam School of Fine Arts and was supervised by Carr. Both artists, employ cinematic concepts to create installations that invoke mood and meaning in a way that is evocative and intimate.

About the residency: The McCahon House residency aims to give artists an opportunity to develop their work through a supportive programme while living in the environment that impacted so profoundly on the work of Colin McCahon.

Photo: Sam Hartnett

27 February – 30 May 2021

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2020 McCahon Residency

Steve Carr interview

Christian Lamont, 400 Lux (YouTube)

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