Simon Roberts - Public Property
May 27, 2017 — Jul 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 26 2017 at 7 pm.
Robert Morat Gallery is thrilled to be able to show new work by Simon Roberts this summer. "Public Performance" assembles works from three different series by the British photographer.
"Urban Parks – Green Lungs of the City" (2015 – 2016): This photographic narrative offers a timeline of urban parks beginning in 1660, when St. James’ Park in London was made available to the public, up to the present day.
"Sight Sacralization: (Re)framing Switzerland" (2016): These large-format tableaux photographs are taken of viewing platforms at some of the most photographed places in Switzerland. The locations were sourced using the online mapping software Sightsmap that creates popularity heatmaps based on crowdsourcing geo-tagged photographs uploaded to the Internet. The work raises questions relating to aesthetics, performance, and individual and collective identities.
"The Last Moment" (2011 – 2014): Simon Roberts uses techniques of scanning, layering, marking and masking to create stripped-back, abstract images in which circles of various sizes float free in semi-transparent skies.