David Stephenson: Light Cities - Sea Level - Art Collector

David Stephenson, Sydney, Circular Quay, 2010. Pigment print on cotton rag paper, 111.8 x 140 cm. Edition of 5

Stephenson began photographing cities at night in Australasia, Europe and America in 2005, using large format cameras to create highly detailed, large-scale composite digital prints that reveal globalised urban growth, energy use, and light pollution. In these images, light is explored as a visual metaphor to present the glowing night city as an emblem of so much that is both good and bad in our industrialised culture: a monumental technological sublime, where awe, beauty, and human aspiration are tinged with the horror of potential environmental catastrophe, our engine of modernity seemingly running on empty.

Opening drinks: 6-8pm Friday 4 May
Exhibition closes: 26 May 2012
Location: Bett Gallery, 369 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart 7000
Contact: 03 6231 6511
Email: emma@bettgallery.com.au

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