Kerry Francis is a Registered Architect who currently teaches Design Studio and Construction in the Architecture programme at the Unitec Institute of Technology.
"Architecture is the discipline in which I have spent the whole of my working life. As an architect I have always drawn - architectural drawings are loaded with meaning; they are dense graphic codes for the translation of information from one medium to another (from paper or digital surface to concrete and timber). Equally, as architects, we represent buildings - we do not make them - there are always others involved, and it is in these ways the collaborative processes of making prints has natural resonances with the processes of making architecture.
The prints and drawings on show play with the codes generated by marks...they are constructed surfaces where marks both sink and swim in the warm white of the sheet...they are traces of the calculating marks that are scratched on brick walls of abandoned buildings or printed in the sharp black ink of product labels...marks that record and records that mark...they are sum pictures."