The Canadian photographer Greg Girard (b. 1955) has been documenting the rapid pace of change, both social and physical, across south-east Asia over the past three decades for Asiaweek and other journals. But it is the evocative photographic series he produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s of his native Vancouver and other cities across North America, which are the focus of this feature. These early works are an introduction to the multi-hued colour palette and use of unusual light sources which Girard has continued to employ. His predominantly nocturnal photographs depict commonplace scenes, cast in an otherworldly glow of neon and streetlights. Girard seeks out the beauty in seemingly down- at-heel surroundings, playing up the characteristics that render these scenes seductive in their decay. Girard has exhibited internationally, and continues to work on assignments for publications such as TIME, National Geographic and New York Times. www.greggirard.com.
A collection of Sean Scully’s abstract paintings form the first exhibition to take place in Luis Barragán’s Cuadra San Cristóbal.
The Quay Brothers, MoMA, New York
With such a title as On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets, the diverse nature of this exhibition will come as no surprise.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Flavio Senoner
Flavio Senoner was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 with Sonny Moved White Oblongs, a three-dimensional piece that is made from plaster and wood – specifically, burnt wood, which is a material with unusual characteristics. The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries for the 2017 exhibition.