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Richard Learoyd, It’s about time, 2016, Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.
Richard Learoyd, Lucie with stockings, 2016, Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.
Richard Learoyd, Man with somebody else's heart, 2016, Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.
Richard Learoyd, Rosalind turned away, 2016, Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.
Richard Learoyd, The sins of the father, 2016, Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.
Richard Learoyd, Gdansk street, 2016, Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.

RICHARD LEAROYD

Jan 05, 2017 — Mar 04, 2017

FRAENKEL
Paris Fair Exhibitor

49 Geary Street
94108 san francisco
znvy@senraxrytnyyrel.pbz
T +1 415 981 26 61
www.fraenkelgallery.com
Fax +1 415 981 40 14

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present the worldwide debut of new, large-scale photographs by British artist Richard Learoyd. Featured are color studio portraits, still lifes, and black-and-white landscapes photographed in California and Eastern Europe. All of the photographs were made with room-sized cameras constructed by the artist.

Richard Learoyd’s singular working methods use a camera obscura to create remarkable extra-large-format darkroom photographs, up to 85 inches wide.

In Learoyd’s most recent larger-than-life portraits, his subjects are turned away from the camera, seemingly unknowable. But the artist’s palpable curiosity manifests itself in the intensely rendered details. The photographs have a physicality and tactility that projects a desire for closeness. Subtle use of gesture, color, and pose become signifiers of the subject’s inner life, while the translucent qualities of skin and fabric suggest human vulnerability and fragility.