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SCAPEs: David LaChapelle solo exhibition | Opening Reception
Saturday, 27 January | 6–8PM
Pearl Lam Galleries (Dempsey Hill)
15 Dempsey Road, #01-08, Singapore 249675

The first solo exhibition by acclaimed American photographer David LaChapelle in Singapore, SCAPEs is arranged around a thematic embodiment of his varying oeuvres—from portraitures to landscapes and hyper-realistic to surrealistic settings, with satirical and ingenious narratives—to convey the artist’s critical observations of our society and his ultimate pursuit of the eternal. This exclusive display presents the Southeast Asian premiere of selected works from his New World series.

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut and attended high school at North Carolina School of the Arts. He embarked on a career in photography, and by the late 1980s began showing his work in New York City galleries. LaChapelle’s work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine, in which his photographs of celebrities garnered positive attention. Before long, LaChapelle was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.

Image: Lightness of Being, 2017, Hand-painted negative-pigment print. Copyright of the artist. Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.