Exhibiting through October 8, 2017 at Olsen Gruin, George Byrne presents NEW ORDER, a 12-piece collection of photographs depicting a fresh perspective on urban sights commonly overlooked.
Simple, yet striking, still and yet animated with color, the Sydney–born photographer fashions a gaze upon the look of washed out, urban settings home to Los Angeles. Byrne’s focus stays on the relationship between texture, shape and color. He finds these attributes initiate a scenic story conceptual in theory but nevertheless tangible in feeling.
At Echo Park, he highlights a fading peach painted infrastructure contrasting the grey painted staircases to and fro a coveted patch of green grass. In another piece titled Blue Awning with Pink, an assembly of colors: blue, red, yellow, pink and mint green come to life against the many shades of gray that fill in space on the walls and roadway cross walk. Byrne’s NEW ORDER thrives on open interpretation between shapes and color. Although, one thing is clear: he didn’t let the sun set without exposing the beauty of Los Angeles through his art.