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FIONA PARDINGTON: THE PRESSURE OF SUNLIGHT FALLING. Ed. by Kriselle Baker and Elizabeth Rankin. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 2011. Published in association with Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, and Otago University Press, Dunedin. 160 pp. with 112 ills. (88 col., 4 foldout). 34 x 26 cm. ISBN 9781877578090 In English.
Featuring a recent series of images by New Zealand photographer Pardington (b. 1961) that depict startingly lifelike 19th-century plaster heads cast from living Maori, other Pacific Islanders, family members and colleagues by Pierre-Marie Dumoutier (1797-1871), a French artist-naturalist-phrenologist who accompanied explorer Dumont d'Urville on a voyage to the South Pacific from 1837 to 1840, this catalogue presents nine scholarly texts discussing the expedition's encounters with native peoples, the casts in light of the fledgling disciplines of ethnography, anthropology and phrenology, and the personal significance of the works for Pardington, who is of Maori-Scottish ancestry.
Artist(s):Pardington, Fiona; Dumoutier, Pierre-Marie
Indexing: Western, Europe — France, New Zealand — 1800-1900, Post-2000 — Photography, Sculpture — Women Artists, Non-American Minority Artists
Plans: 73,75,68
Worldwide Number: 075302
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