I don’t go to enough artists talks but I’m glad I went to Open Eye at lunch time today to see Christopher Stewart talking about his work which opened today. I was at the private viewing last night but one never has time to really study the pictures and read the statements at these functions. I’ll let Open Eye’s press release explain what ts all about….
Since the mid-1990s, UK-based artist Christopher Stewart has worked on a series of projects that explore the shadowy world of the international security industry. Through this immediate subject matter, Stewart reflects upon some of the broader, emerging, consequences of globalisation. In the words of American urban theorist Mike Davis, “Stewart’s powerfully disorienting photographs detonate our Orwellian anxieties. They are preliminary studies in the banality of dystopia