James Mollison's international gallery debut will take place at Hasted Hunt Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011, (212) 627-0006, from June 12th to August 16th, 2008. There will a reception for the artist on Thursday, June 12th from 6 to 8 PM.
"'The Disciples' are panoramic format portraits of music fans photographed as they leave performances. The groups are distinctive because they have dressed in the style of the singers or bands they have just been watching. These are 'fans' all seemingly caught at the same moment in front of a seamless background as they leave concerts ranging from Marilyn Manson to Dolly Parton. The images bear a keen relationship to Richard Avedon’s classic group portraits of the Chicago Seven and the Joint Chiefs.
"Mollison lives in Venice. He was born in Kenya in 1973 and grew up in England. After studying Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, and later film and photography at Newport School of Art and Design, he moved to Italy to work at Benetton’s creative lab, Fabrica. His work has been widely published throughout the world."