Himmelstrasse at the Magic Gallery

17 July 2016

Exhibitions, Society news

© Brian Griffin / From the series HimmelstrasseLondon’s coolest new gallery is to premiere a thought-provoking collection of Brian Griffin's Himmelstrasse.  All the images from this hauntingly, powerful collection will be exhibited at the Magic Gallery, Charing Cross, London from Wednesday 20 July-Friday 30 September 2016.

The Royal Photographic Society's Magic Gallery is rapidly gaining a reputation for cutting-edge exhibitions and Griffin's work continues with this. At first glance, Griffin’s series of abandoned railway tracks in Poland may look innocuous, but we soon realise the sinister origins of the subject matter, Himmelstrasse means Heaven Street - transporting millions to their deaths in the concentration camps.

Gerry Badger described Griffin’s book, Himmelstrasse, as 'an instant candidate for the year’s ‘top ten’ listings' The full review can be seen here: http://www.1000wordsmag.com/brian-griffin/.

Himmelstrasse is is supported by Genesis Imaging.

© Sam PeachThe show will run for ten weeks with five artists exhibiting for two week periods a long side Griffin.  The first of these will be Sam Peach's Efflorescence

Sam Peach's Efflorescence is a series of diptych portraits featuring young unknown male models paired with cut flowers. Although others have explored links between men and flowers these images are usually sexual in nature and depict youth as a period of vitality.  In these diptychs the two photographs align in subtler and more tenuous ways and portrays a melancholia which reflects on what will fade rather than what will reproduce.

The exhibition runs Wednesday 20 July-Friday 30 September 2016
Open Thursdays 4pm-8pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-5pm
at The Magic Gallery, Charing Cross Underground Arcade, The Strand, London WC2N 4HZ
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