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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GALLERY

LOS ANGELES

Exhibitions

 

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

 

 

Books

 

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

 

 

Awards

 

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