Exhibiting “They thought i were but i aren’t anymore…” from June 7th at Luhring Augustine, Larry Clark will display a series of photographies dating from the 60’s to present day. Clark, infamous for his significant and strong photographic and film works documenting and portraying not kids, nor adults but entities in their adolescence. His work starting, like many, with a portrait of his friend Johnny Bridges, with his mothers Rolleiflex. From here Clark developed a great interest in portraying young men and women in their twilight, parting from their childish tendencies, yet not fully adults. Capturing their serenity, chaos, overloads and distinct characters showing us what a beautiful period of life this is.
Through series of snapshots, Clark captures the essence of each character’s story. The entities portrayed are often linked to surfing, punk, rock, skateboarding or other subcultures alike, and often casually involved in illegal drug use, underage sex or violence.
Having expanded his field of work from photography and collages to sculpting and painting, this exhibition will be an installation of mixed media. Clark showcasing his paintings for the first time.
The exhibition opens June 7th and lasts until August 1st.
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