DAVID LACHAPELLE unveils his latest series of photographs in his exhibition, AWAKENED, at the TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY in NEW YORK on February 24th from 6pm until 8pm.
Awakened is an exhibition of LaChapelle's new and iconic works. The show introduces a selection of his most recent photography series. Inspired by the biblical narrative of the great flood, David LaChapelle injects the apocalyptic narrative with his own intense modernity.
Thirty of David LaChapelle's iconic images will serve as an introduction to his years of photographic social commentary. The juxtaposition of the old works and new will give the effect of a before the flood and after, continuing the narrative quality of his work.
Awakened serves as a poignant title to the exhibition, as the works and career of David LaChapelle take a new turn. The show will serve as an arrival at a new chapter in LaChapelle's photography as he develops the subject matter of future works.
With the help of his longtime producer, Fred Torres, David LaChapelle has the support of the industry's most influential and well-known Gallery's and Museums. Currently, LaChapelle's works are hanging in two exhibitions in Berlin at the HELMUT NEWTON FOUNDATION and the renowned RAFAEL JABLONKA GALERIE.
In Milan, The full series of his new works will be unveiled in a large-scale LaChapelle show that the city of Milan plans to have in September. The exhibition planned will be shown at its premier art museum, the PALAZZO REALE. Fred Torres will curate his first show alongside celebrated curator, Gianni Mercurio. Mercurio is well known for his sensational exhibition, The Basquiat Show at the Milan Triennale.
The exhibition Awakened runs from February 24th at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery at 544 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
February 24 - August 3, 2007