Richard Learoyd: Still/Life

May 9 – June 21, 2013

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McKee Gallery is pleased to announce Richard Learoyd’s latest exhibition: Still/Life, opening May 9 and continuing through June 20. A reception for the artist will be held May 9, from 6–8pm.

This third exhibition with McKee Gallery will include twelve new works: a combination of portraits of people and still-lifes of dead animals, all created by the camera obscura technique. A process which creates unique photographs of alarming clarity and honesty. The tactile nature of naked flesh adjacent to images of dead flamingos, a dead hare, and a horse’s head, force the viewer to consider both the fragility of life and all its inherent beauty.

Born in 1966 in Nelson, Lancashire, England, Richard Learoyd studied under the American photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. His work held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Yale University Art Gallery, and others. He lives and works in London.

A catalogue will accompany this exhibition, featuring 14 full-color photographs, and an essay by Charles Moffett.

Any further questions or requests for images should be directed to Karyn Behnke:

Vanessa with Cotton, 2012
unique llfochrome photograph
58 x 48 inches, 147.5 x 122 cm
Flamingo I, 2012
unique llfochrome photograph
58 x 48 inches, 147.5 x 122 cm