Solo exhibition

26 March - 01 April 2021

Precinct 35, Wellington, NZ

James R Ford, Untitled (7 black dots on multicolour), 2020

Latency is a solo exhibition of recent dot paintings by James R Ford.

The dot paintings have no obvious answer or interpretation. It’s human instinct to search for patterns, recognisable shapes, and formal figures within the abstraction; to impose a rational explanation. Artworks usually manifest as some visual or conceptual points of reference for the viewer to interpret in a predefined way; we metaphorically ask them to join the dots but they will inevitably join them, or not, in their own way. By searching for, finding or dismissing meaning in this work, the viewer is complicit in its function as an allusion to this complex part of the human condition.