Taking its name from the iconic publication by photographer Josh Cheuse, this summer Other Criteria are proud to present an exhibition of photographs by three artists exploring the intersecting worlds of fame, legends and the cinematic.
Josh Cheuse started his photography career in nightclubs at the age of 16 and as well as taking pictures of bands and music artists, he has since designed music merchandise, packaging and sleeve artwork, shot videos and created websites. Named after The Clash’s song of the same name, the collectors’ compendium 'Rockers Galore' creates an edition out of Josh Cheuse’s remarkable intimacies with the music world over more than twenty years.
Also fascinated with fame and celebrity, Itai Doron became an avid film-buff as a youth after a childhood filled with visits to the movies and stories told to him by his mother about its stars. Doron has since made numerous works in a range of disciplines and media as varied as photographs, photo-collages, video and audio-visual installations that are influenced by cinematic narrative, while exploring the realms between the absurd and the sublime. During the 1990's Doron kept a photographic diary of places he visited while preparing exhibitions in different parts of the world. These photographs - or ‘postcards’ as Doron describes them - were taken using a $15 camera he picked up from Woolworths in Los Angeles.
In 'Man Falling', Ross McNicol, with performance artist Edward Fornieles, re-creates Robert Capa’s legendary image of a Loyalist soldier falling dead in the Spanish Civil War; considered by many to be emblematic of the horrors of warfare, and by others to be staged fakery. By copying the image directly – this time in full colour with a large format camera, as opposed to Capa’s black and white original from a 35mm xtand – McNicol questions the authenticity of what we see in the media, and what we accept unconditionally as truth. Displaying great control over his environments and materials, McNicol prefers to avoid an instinctive and intuitive approach to image-making, and his carefully constructed scenes are lent a cinematic quality to their composure that seems all but interrupted.