RAM SHERGILL - ''The Peacock Effect'', Leica Gallery Los Angeles

VERNISSAGE Friday, March 23rd, 2018 6pm-9pm
RSVP info@leicagalleryla.com
DURATION February 23rd - April 2nd, 2018
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm



In this exhibition I explore the ‘Peacock Effect’. The Peacock Effect is signified by an individual morphing from a placid state of appearance into a full state of exoticised self, displaying a metaphoric ‘fan-like crest of feathers’ – feathers that are a form of adornment and can become a protective and attractive exoskeleton to our body. Through the conscious and unconscious appropriation of animal characteristics humankind evolves into a new form: the ‘Humanimal’.


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Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1999


Station Kuhnstahl Gallery, Frankfurt, 2001


Sotheby’s London India Fantastique, London, 2013


Saffron Art, Delhi, 2014


Saffron Art, Mumbai, 2014


Leica Gallery, London, 2015


Tasveer Gallery, Mumbai, 2015


National Institute of Design and Technology, Kolkataa, 2015


Jodhpur Palace, Rajasthan, 2015


Photo London, Somerset House, London, 2015


Contini Art UK, London, 2017





Men in Skirts, V & A publications, 2003


India Fantastique, Thames and Hudson, 2012


Philip Treacy, Rizzoli, 2013


Kaleidoscope, Tasveer Editions, 2014


India Fantastique, 2nd Edition, Thames and Hudson, 2016





Awarded the Arts, Culture and Theatre Award for photography 2016


Leica Camera Brand Ambassador, 2015 to present


ZSL brand ambassador “Saving the Asiatic Lion”, 2015


The National Portrait Gallery acquires two portraits of Amy Winehouse photographed by Ram Shergill, 2017