London, 7 September - 7 October 2012
Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present NIGHT OUT, our first solo exhibition with British artist Josephine Pryde. The opening of NIGHT OUT coincides with Fashion’s Night Out, an annual retail initiative occurring internationally since 2009, and presents a selection of photographs that Pryde took at the 2011 event in London. She travelled from Berlin to do so, with the express intention of capturing London's more visibly frenetic and reactive territory on “Planet Fashion”. The resulting photographs serve as quasi-documents of the event and feature similar subjects as those found in the inside pages of glossy magazines, on gossip blogs, or in snapshots on social networking sites. But they also point to something about the distinction between fashion and fine art photography, having had their surfaces disrupted by the insertion of aluminium tubes, which emphasise their 'objectness' and their status as artworks. Alongside these works are a series of new,...