DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS
Opening reception: August 9, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: August 9 – August 23, 2014
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Graphic Surgery were invited to France last week to work on a mural at Bien Urbain Festival. Graphic Surgery painted an entire building on the campus of UFC – Université de Franche-Comté – in their signature style. The festival is organized by Juste Ici. Fifteen artist were invited to Besancon for the fourth edition of Bien Urbain to contribute to an axis within the city that connects the city center to the University campus. All of the invited artists share a common interest in the relationship between art and public space. With Graphic Surgery being so strongly influenced by architecture, they seem to be logical fit within a line-up that also included Tellas, MoMo, Zosen, and Jaz, amongst others.
To find out more about the artist visit: graphicsurgery.nl
From Bob Marley to Sid Vicious, Hackney to Jamaica, Dennis Morris captured images that close the divide.
Dennis Morris came of age documenting the changes that surrounded him. Born and bred in Dalston, Hackney, his observational lens on life later proved iconic when he captured the likes of Bob Marley and The Sex Pistols off-stage and in their prime.
Found and encouraged at a photography class put on at his local church by philanthropist and inventor of photographic equipment Donald Patterson, he was heavily influenced by war photographers like Robert Capa, Don McCullin and Eugene Smith as well Tim Page and Gordon Park – the first black photographer to work with Time and Life magazines.
His vast body of work – including Growing Up Black and Southhall: A Home from Home, which explores Asian identity in Britain – gives a rare documentation of the UK in flux during the 1970s, as new communities flourished and the youth embraced culture from all angles.
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