Black Eye Gallery Pop Up Exhibition


Tue Oct 25th 2016 to Sat Nov 5th 2016 at 11:00 until 16:00
Melbourne, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, CBD

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Sydney’s renowned photographic gallery, Black Eye Gallery Is excited to announced a Melbourne pop up show at fortyfivedownstairs.  The show will include full works from the famed Sandro Miller’s (US) “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters”, a diverse portrait series by Frank Ockenfels 3 (US), as well as pieces from the late Robyn Beeche’s Fade to Black, Tom Evangelidis’s Façade, Mclean Stephenson’s Extracts, Rhiannon Slatter and more.
For the first time, Miller’s 2013 Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich series, which honours the men and women whose photographs shaped his career will be shown in Melbourne. After selecting forty images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate and iconic images such as Irving Penn’s portrait of Truman Capote crouched in a corner; Bert Stem’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe; Dorothea Lange’s image of a migrant mother during the Great Depression; Robert Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait with a gun; Annie Leibovitz’s image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono shot for Rolling Stone Magazine, among others were born. Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters pays homage to photographic history through the genius of a photographer and his muse.
Los Angeles based portrait photographer Frank Ockenfels believes that rules do not have a place in photography. Decades have been spent harnessing his feverish imagination as a photographer and director resulting in a wealth of fantastic imagery that, by his own intention, defies any one style. Ockenfels’ unorthodox philosophy permeates his entire process, from his tactile experimentation in his journals, to his eclectic collection of lenses – often embracing their defects as points of difference in is work – to the range of personalities he captures, including high profile subjects such as Barack Obama, David Bowie, Hilary Clinton and George Clooney. Ockenfels’ style is both unexpected and provoking, he approaches each subject with the same respect, along with the intent to create images that are well crafted, sometimes beautiful, sometimes bizarre, but never boring.

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