JOHN REYNOLDS – Signs – 28 June-22 July, 2016
THE UBIQUITOUS SIGN
“I’m going down, to Alphabet Street”
Walk, bike or drive down seemingly any street in Christchurch, and you will eventually confront them – the inevitable cluster of brightly-coloured temporary traffic management signs.
These banal yet insistent warning signs have become an almost permanent feature of the topology and streetscape of Christchurch’s rebuild.
Continuing his signature investigations into what we might call the landscape of language, artist John Reynolds toys with the conventions of traffic signage and searches for new readings with this very ‘public’ format.