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Roger Ballen: Ballenesque

February 27 - March 31

Roger Ballen, Tommy, Samson and a Mask, 2000. Photograph, 40 x 40cm. Courtesy: the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide.

 

This is a major retrospective of one of the most important photographic artists of the past 150 years. Roger Ballen is a New Yorker by birth who has lived and worked in South Africa since the 1980s. Over the past 30 years his distinctive style of photography has evolved using a simple square format in stark and beautiful black and white.

His job as a geologist led him to take up his camera and document the hidden world of small-town squatter camps and mine dumps, at first using square portraiture in black and white but eventually integrating drawing, painting, animation and even theatre into his practice to create a whole new hybrid aesthetic of visual art. In his earlier works his connection to the tradition of documentary photography is clear but through the 1990s he developed a style he describes as ‘Ballenesque’.

 

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 27 February 2019

 

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Details

Start:
February 27
End:
March 31

Gallery Name

GAGPROJECTS
Phone:
+61 8 8362 6354
Email:
gag@greenaway.com.au
Website:
gagprojects.com

Venue

GAGPROJECTS
39 Rundle St
Kent Town, SA Australia
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Details

Start:
February 27
End:
March 31

Gallery Name

GAGPROJECTS
Phone:
+61 8 8362 6354
Email:
gag@greenaway.com.au
Website:
gagprojects.com

Venue

GAGPROJECTS
39 Rundle St
Kent Town, SA Australia
+ Google Map