Full to the brim with Wayne Youle’s high energy, sharp-witted artmaking, this major solo exhibition features new and recent works in all manner of media, from a glistening, supersized cobweb in imitation gold chain and a supersized tyre swing through to hand knitted balaclavas and cast bronze gumballs.
Deftly blending humour and provocation, Youle’s works traverse a range of concerns; including how different cultures perceive and label each other and how intangible qualities like loss, aging and love elude our attempts at measurement and explanation.
Meticulously made and crisply presented, they all demonstrate Youle’s ability to complicate simple visual premises with the lingering aftertaste of ambiguity.

14 April—3 September 2017 Christchurch Art Gallery.
Wayne Youle, That’s 2 hours, 1 minute and 40 seconds I am happy to give you, 2015.
Digital printed on 308gsm hanemuhle hot-press paper. Collection of the artist.