Richard Page @ Francesco Maffeo Gallery
Richard Page: The Dialogue of the Dogs
14 January – 25 February 2017
“‘The Dialogue of the Dogs’ takes its title from the Cervantes novel of the same name, in which we imagine two dogs given the gift of speech for one night. In Cervantes’ story, the two dogs tell of the cruelty of their masters and corruption of humanity.
Starting at the final resting places of Cervantes and Velázquez in Madrid, the photographs depict poignant locations relevant to Spain today, such as; unoccupied newly built towns; the deserted airport of Ciudad Real; the former site of Expo ’92 in Seville; and the imposing Valle de los Caidos. Throughout, there is a sense of a history that always murmurs beneath the surface; images allude to wealth, failure, loss, fallibility and misperception.”
Francesco Maffeo Gallery
Also published on Medium.