LONDON///MUST SEE SHOW: JR’S “28 MILLIMETERS: WOMEN” AT LAZARIDES GALLERY
Parisian photographer/street artist/Supertouch buddy JR has been making big waves in the art world this past year with massive public photographic installations worldwide that have literally stopped a legion of admirers in their tracks with their sheer scale and emotional depth. Now, in London, the artist translates that effect on a smaller scale to the gallery with his first ever UK solo show at the starmaking LAZARIDES GALLERY. Titled “28 Millimeters: Women,” the show of mounted photographs chronicles his time spent recently in Rio de Janeiro where he photographed the unknown female residents of various favelas in a project that initially led to a massive hillside favela installation that drew worldwide attention. To up the visual ante on this intimate show, the artist has managed to commandeer some massive walls in the streets near the gallery for a huge-scale street installation that must be seen in person to be believed. HAVE A LOOK:
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