First solo exhibition in London by the American artist Robert Longo.
The exhibition will feature over twenty new charcoal works exploring the volatility of today’s contemporary climate through the lens of Macbeth’s famed line: ‘let the frame of things disjoint’. Uttered by the treacherous king in admission of his intense guilt, declaring that he would sooner die than live with the consequences of his misdeeds, the passage is understood by Longo as depicting a moment in which the world has already begun to come apart. It is through this ‘disjoint’ that the artist asks viewers to consider our contemporary climate and its chaotic state of flux.
For this exhibition, Longo juxtaposes historical iconography with renderings of recent social and political events culled from media sources, using charcoal to deliberate on the pace of image consumption, creating striking visualisations of power, protest, futility, desire and destruction.
|15 September 2017 - 11 November 2017
|Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
|Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NJ
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