Harry Cory Wright’s newest photographs in Hey Charlie opens at the gallery tomorrow evening.
Hey, Charlie is a celebration of a lifetime of experience in the place in which Cory Wright grew up and has stayed connected throughout his life. These joyful images capture interruptions in the otherwise serene landscape; fireworks bursting in an evening sky; or a haze of smoke creeping around a river bend. These impulses, and the photographs in which they are captured, were intended to shake off the burden of the past and of nostalgia, and to provoke the making of new memories; to re-imagine a much-loved place.
The exhibition will run through 14th September.
Natasha Law ‘s recently completed gloss on aluminium paintings (125 x 125 cm.) They are currently up in the gallery for a couple more days so be sure to stop by and check them out.
Jonathan Yeo working on his portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III. The painting will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London this September.
Sydney Rose, Love Ranch South
(Age 32, from San Francisco, California)
‘I came here for the safety factor. Do you think I like giving the house fifty percent? Absolutely not, it makes me ill every time I have to do it. And they charge me to stay here too! You pay rent unless you book, which is arse backwards. If I ever owned a brothel it would be the reverse. You pay the nights you book, and free the nights you don’t.
My first client here was a truck driver. He told me it was the best $3500 he had ever spent. We didn’t even have sex. I gave him a massage and then a bath and we got into the bubble bath and all I did was rub. I am a sort of massage therapist too. I rubbed all of his arms and elbows because he had been driving so hard he had a lot of tension in there. I didn’t even touch his lower extremities. Didn’t even so much as just play with it …… nothing …. It was all about just being with a woman……
I think of myself as a Courtesan, a lot of it is just pure companionship.’
Excerpt from Jane Hilton’s ‘Precious’, the exhibition at Eleven ends this Friday 24th May.
Sabrina Dawn, Love Ranch South, Nevada
(Aged 29, from Phoenix, Arizona)
‘I love sex, more than ever now that I am older. I am completely bi-sexual; I haven’t got a preference at all. I have got children by a man, but I have had long-term relationships with women. Me and my girlfriends’ raise our kids kind of together; we co-raise. I would consider having a child with a woman. I am a very open person, very honest, very up front; which is very intimidating to a lot of people. I am very free-spirited.’
Excerpt from Jane Hilton’s ‘Precious.’
‘Precious’ is currently the Telegraph’s Photography Book of the Week!