Starts:
Jul
20
2014
Exhibition:

Labyrinths of Wayward Love A Photography Exhibition by Andrew Dunbar

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POSTED BY: ADC CONTEMPORARY & BUILDING BRIDGES Internatio | Tue Jul 8th, 2014 7:34 p.m.
LOCATION: Building Bridges Art Foundation

Building Bridges Art Foundation presents Labyrinths of Wayward Love A Photography Exhibition by Andrew Dunbar
July 19th through August 20th
Opening Saturday July 19th, 7.00pm
AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER
ANDREW DUNBAR IS
STAGING HIS LATEST
EXHIBITION, LABYRINTHS OF
WAYWARD LOVE, THIS JULY
AT BERGAMOT STATION IN
SANTA MONICA.
Labyrinths of Wayward Love is a glimpse of
the artist’s creative life, containing works
from a range of Dunbar’s most celebrated
series, including Chiaroscuro, Body Piercing
and La Habana Cuba. The photographs
intrigue and fascinate, drawing us into
Dunbar’s world of light, shade, and illusion.
After finding his passion in photography
whilst living in California in the 1980s,
Dunbar returned to Australia to continue
his studies. He has since built a career in
both commercial and artistic photography,
producing one of the most confronting and
captivating bodies of work to come out of
Australia. LABYRINTHS OF WAYWARD
LOVE IS A SHOWCASE
OF DUNBAR’S MOST
RECOGNIZABLE WORKS,
INCLUDING IMAGES SUCH
AS ‘HONEY, I’M HOME!’,
‘PENNY’, AND ‘WELCOME’.
The varied themes of the pieces reflect the
title, creating a labyrinth within the exhibit
itself. The myriad of ideas display Dunbar’s
stated intent to use his ‘camera as a means’
to express his interests, both social and
political.
His monochromatic style and intriguing
ideas are timeless, and his images remain
as captivating as they were at their release.
Through works such as ‘Cigarman’, the
exhibition enables the viewer to see the
world through Dunbar’s eyes, provoking
thought on subjects that he has constantly
revisited within his work and holds close to
his heart.
One of the consistent themes of
Dunbar’s work has been his championing of
the powerless, evidenced in his work with
Aboriginal people in Australia (the Nakkondi/
Look collection), his involvement with the
Cuban photographers of the Revolution
(CUBA – La Revolucion y La Habana
Contemporanea) and his project to raise both
money and awareness of the AIDS crisis
in Africa (Children of Nymbani). Dunbar’s
philanthropy has proven that art can make a
tangible difference to people’s lives.
LABYRINTHS OF WAYWARD
LOVE OFFERS A RARE
CHANCE TO SEE A SPECIAL
SELECTION OF DUNBAR’S
WORK, WHICH HAS BEEN
DRAWN TOGETHER FROM
AROUND THE WORLD
ESPECIALLY FOR THIS
EXHIBITION. IT OFFERS
A REWARDING AND AT
TIMES CHALLENGING
INSIGHT INTO THE
INDIVIDUAL VISION OF A
UNIQUE ARTIST.
Dunbar has had over eighty exhibitions
worldwide, and his work resides in
many collections including The National
Museum of Australia’s Permanent
Collection. Since 1996 he has been
the recipient of over sixty awards and
commendations including The Australian
Editorial Photographer of the Year and the
prestigious Ilford Trophy. In the United
States his work been exhibited alongside
such luminaries as Annie Leibovitz,
Man Ray, Irving Penn, Greg Gorman,
Edward S. Curtis, Diane Arbus, and
Paul Outerbridge, Jr.
BUILDING BRIDGES
INTERNATIONAL ART EXCHANGE

Link:
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Address:
Building Bridges Art Foundation
2525 Michingan Ave, Unit F2
Santa Monica , California 90404
United States of America