"Wolfgang Tillmans, Headlight (b), 2012. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin. If you've ever gazed deeply into the mystic lens of even your average contemporary runabout, you may well have been struck by the odd beauty of car headlamps. If so, you're "
Photographer Tim Smyth has launched a joint exhibition with artist Guy Gormley called ‘Vehicles’ at Son Gallery in London’s less-than-fashionable peckham.
The exhibition runs until April 11 and explores the relationship between humans and cars through documentary and abstract photography.
The pair have taken inspiration from an excerpt from ‘Soft Machine’, an accompanying text by photographic editor Michael Grieve: “The French surrealist, George Bataille once remarked that ‘no collector could ever love a work of art as much as a fetishist loves a shoe’. Or a car for that matter. The car’s reality is open to projection.”
The exhibition concentrate on cars’ place in culture and its impact upon the broader human society.
Right up our strasse.
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