This is Laurent Condominas's first show in the US. His photos focus notably on his family and friends, a "band of Outsiders", which would become part of the 1970's artistic avant -garde. A "poetry of everyday life" appears in this work, which takes small details of banal situations and elevates them into political, if not sometimes philosophical, comments. Condominas use of light & color, his attention to detail, and his sense of the absurd also draw a parallel with the Californian's avant- garde of the same time. Hence his work captures the freshness and innocence which at the time, symbolized youth culture. In a more nostalgic light, they ultimately reveal the end of an era, the turning point when consumerism and normality took over.
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