Past Exhibition

INFERENCE TOO. Francis van Hout

Tūrei 24 -
Hātarei 28

Tuesday 24 -
Saturday 28


Looking outside through thin black lines on a window

Image: Francis van Hout, Interference Too, detail, 2015.

A continuation of Francis van Hout’s preoccupation with spaces in between, INTERFERENCE TOO is a time-based meditation on the void-like spaces that are habitually created in every exhibition.

For the Blue Oyster, this ‘between space’ is often manifested in the large front window that separates the passerby from the gallery but also invites a fishbowl-like impression of an exhibition. INTERFERENCE TOO will interrupt this experience, idealising the window as a subjective space rather than an objective threshold.

This project is an extension of INTERFERENCE , van Hout’s recent project at The Physics Room library (21 February – 21 March), and his second interim project at the Blue Oyster. 

During this exhibition we also helped the Adam Art Gallery launch their new book 'what is a life?' documenting Kim Pieters' 2014 solo survey exhibition. To purchase the book click here  .

Video: Francis van Hout, Interference Too, 1min, 2015.

Francis van Hout

Francis van Hout is a Christchurch based painter who studied at Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury. Van Hout has exhibited nationally and internationally for over two decades.