Exhibition Opening – Sydney Australia
01 Jun 2006 00:06
Of Middle Eastern Appearance
A photographic Exhibition â€“ Cameron Barrie & Ed Giles
Blanco Negro Gallery | 1-14 June 2006
Opening night: Thursday 1 June â€“ drinks will be served from 6pm
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat 10am-4am
Blanco Negro Gallery â€“ 72b Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
In January of 2006, two friends travelled simultaneously to different regions of the Arab world. Their experiences on these shared journeys were so similar that they have been compelled to share them through photographs â€“ as, ultimately, they experienced a Middle East not that different from home.
Of Middle Eastern Appearance attempts to flip some of the modern-day stereotypes of the Islamic world. Photographers Cameron Barrie and Ed Giles show that the daily bombardment of images and sound-bytes of terrorism, war and the â€˜clash of civilizationsâ€™ are far from the complete picture of life in the Middle East.
Both artists will be at the gallery on Saturday the 10th of June, so if you’d like to meet and greet, please come along.