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David Stewart @ Wren London

David Stewart, Chapel Hands, 2020. From the series, Geoffrey Valentin. © David Stewart. Courtesy Wren London

David Stewart: Geoffrey Valentine
14 February – 09 April 2020

“Geoffrey Valentine marks a dramatic shift in subject matter for the acclaimed British photographer David Stewart (b.1958) and his second solo exhibition at photography gallery Wren London (14 February – 09 April 2020). Documenting a persistently taboo subject matter in Geoffrey Valentine, Stewart presents unflinching portraits of his dead father lying in a coffin in a chapel of rest. While a deeply personal topic, Stewart’s rendering of it signifies a continuation of his desire to reflect the events taking place in the world around him. Here Stewart has incorporated no lighting or staging to manipulate the imagery other than that already set up by the funeral parlour and so it appears exactly how it appeared to Stewart at the time.”

Wren London
39 Featherstone Street London EC1Y 8RE


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