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ALEXANDER BONHAM-CARTER PHOTOGRAPHS


  • Garden of the Zodiac 1042 Howard Street Omaha, NE, 68102 United States (map)


The Moving Gallery is pleased to announce a debut exhibition of color photographs by Omaha native Alexander Bonham-Carter. Opening on September 22 at the Garden of the Zodiac, 1042 Howard Street in the Old Market Passageway, this will be the first solo exhibition of this Kansas City-based artist. Photographs from two recent series will be featured.

Bonham-Carter’s digital still-life images from the series Belongings function as a kind of portraiture. He captures treasured mementos hung on walls, stashed on bookshelves, or hiding in intimate corners of domestic interiors. Items may be valuable antiques, family photos or trifling souvenirs of some fondly recalled experience and, with their self-curated incorporation into daily living spaces, create intriguing juxtapositions between past and present, as well as reflect the personalities and values of the owners. 

Conversely, the series Junk Food Misconceptions is a collection of still lifes arranged by the photographer in response to food industry spin that aims to convince consumers there is improved, even redeeming nutritional value to fast, processed and snack foods. Bonham-Carter’s film-captured images take cues from fine dining and haute cuisine photography: franks and beans are artfully served in fine china, with silver flatware, linen tablecloths and paired with red wine. Preferring irony over transformation, Bonham-Carter leaves clear the origin of his consumables rather than trying to elevate them to artisanal status.

Alexander Bonham-Carter was born in Omaha in 1987. He studied English and History at the University of Kansas, and more recently has undertaken advanced degree work in Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As a photojournalist, his images were published in the Daily Kansan, the Lawrence Journal World, and various Sun Publications in Overland Park, Kansas. His current work as a teacher of at-risk youth at an alternative school allows him the experience of looking at culture and memory through a variety of lenses, as well as the opportunity to develop his own photographic projects.

Alexander Bonham-Carter opens on the evening of September 22, 2016, and runs through October 21 in the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, 1042 Howard Street. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 8:00pm and on Sundays from noon to 6:00pm. For further information, please contact 402.517.8719 or vmercer3@cox.net.

Earlier Event: September 10
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