BRYAN ADAMS “EXPOSED” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION OPENS
AT MARFA CONTEMPORARY
AS FINAL STOP OF 3-CITY AMERICAN TOUR
MAY 31, 2013 THROUGH JULY 31, 2013
MARFA, TX (May 22, 2013) – For the past 12 years, musician Bryan Adams has sharpened his skills as a professional photographer by capturing intimate images of friends and colleagues in the entertainment, fashion and art industries.
In October 2012, Adams released a comprehensive retrospective of his photographic work in a book titled, “Exposed.” Twenty-nine select images from the book will be on public display at the Marfa Contemporary, as the final stop of a 3-city U.S. tour of art venues in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Marfa, TX.
The exhibition premieres at Marfa Contemporary with a private opening reception on Friday, May 31, 6:00pm-8:00pm and will run through Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The show will be free to the public. Bryan Adams “Exposed” will be the third exhibition at Marfa Contemporary since its opening in October 2012.
Portraits in the exhibition include a cross-section of international celebrities and emerging stars such as Danny Trejo, Victoria Beckham, Lindsay Lohan, Amy Winehouse, Mickey Rourke, Natalia Vodianova, Pink, Mick Jagger, Sean Penn, Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Ben Kingsley and South African rave rapper Yo-Landi Visser.
A limited number of the Bryan Adams edition-images and copies of the “Exposed” coffee table book will be available for sale at Marfa Contemporary.
“We are delighted to partner with Crossover to bring this exhibition to Marfa. Bryan Adams’ photographs of distinguished personalities from the world of fashion, art and music precisely mirror the major public preoccupations of the 21st century. ‘Exposed’ comprises work that is accessible but challenging, offering the audience a creative tension of sorts,” said Mary Ann Prior, executive director, Marfa Contemporary. “It’s my aim to form connections – between art and the individual, between viewing and learning, between the easily understandable and the unfamiliar – and this exhibition does it on all levels.”
The tour kicked-off in Dallas at The Goss-Michael Foundation in late 2012 with rave reviews from art critics, patrons and national and regional media. The second stop for the exhibition premiered at the Oklahoma Contemporary on Tuesday, February 26 and will run through Friday, May 17, 2013 before opening at its satellite gallery, Marfa Contemporary on May 31.
About Marfa Contemporary
Marfa Contemporary is the first regional extension of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging creative expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions.
Exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary will be free to the public year-round and feature recent works by regional, national and international artists. Classes and workshops for children and adults will also be offered throughout the year at minimal cost. www.marfacontemporary.org
About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary, originally formed in 1989 as City Arts Center, was created by Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing the community with quality, accessible and affordable arts programming and education. Through corporate funding and private donations, Oklahoma Contemporary is able to educate Oklahomans through adult classes and workshops, art camps for local youth, art exhibitions, lectures, and film nights, playing a key role in the development of Oklahoma City’s visual arts landscape. In 1991, City Arts Center was the recipient of the first grant ever awarded by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma Contemporary have acquired 4.5 acres of land in downtown Oklahoma City (NW 12th St. and Broadway Drive) which will become the future home of Oklahoma Contemporary. For more information, please visitwww.oklahomacontemporary.org