Banaras Backs by Terry Burrows

Published by: Black Eye Gallery | 28-Jan-2017
Photographic exhibition at Black Eye Gallery.
Venue: Black Eye Gallery
Address: 3/138 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
Date: Feb 1 - Feb 12, 2017
Time: 10am - 6pm
Ticket: Free
Call: 02 8084 7541
Banaras Backs lines up many torsos - 1008, an auspicious number for Hindus - along the Ghats of the Ganges at Varanasi (Banaras), city of Shiva, one of India's most revered sites of Hindu ritual. This parade of backs, mostly male and strangely impersonal, conveys much of the cultural wealth and contradiction that is contemporary India. It"s a wryly-odd subject choice, and the styling itself is unusual in that, while obliquely containing elements of both, this is not portrait-photography, nor is it photography of place. The exhibition compliments Burrows publication "The Banaras Back Book" which will also be available during the show.

Burrows practice, now spanning over 30 years and 35 solo shows held in private and public galleries both nationally and internationally. Burrows work has been primarily painting and drawing based and he has increasingly been utilizing photography, video and installation to further the visual and conceptual components of his work.

Opening Night: 6pm - 8pm, Thursday Feb 2

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