Chelouche Gallery hosts a Gallery Talk with Uri Gershuni
at his solo exhibition “Yesterday\’s Sun”
Friday, 01.06.12, 12:00 pm
In “Yesterday\’s Sun”, Uri Gershuni exhibits a series of photographs taken in his journey to Lacock village in Western England, famous for its former resident – William Henry Fox Talbot, which is considered one of photography\’s establishing fathers. Gershuni\’s interest with Talbot is part of his ongoing search after an extinct father figure.
In his voyage, Gershuni asks to meet the father of photography while at the same time he seeks for his own. Gershuni\’s visit to Lacock resembles the act of a pilgrim, visiting sacred sites at the last days before an apocalypse. This feeling also resonates in the photographs, which seem as if they where taken in a dying world lightened by the weakening sun.