Exhibition installation view (click on the works to enlarge)
LUO Dan Solo Exhibition
“China Route 318, North-South, Simple Song”
18 May - 30 June 2013
Sat. May 18 4-6pm
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M97 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Chengdu based photographer LUO Dan. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at M97 Gallery. The exhibition begins on May 18, 2013, and M97 Gallery will hold an opening reception for the artist on Saturday May 18 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the gallery.
Beginning in 2006, Luo Dan set out across China to document the enormous spectrum of Chinese society. Leaving behind his decade-long career as a photojournalist, and inspired by the likes of Robert Frank and Jack Kerouac, LUO Dan embarked on two long journeys crisscrossing China to document his fellow countrymen. "China Route 318" (2006) is comprised of images made during his first trip, which took him along this famed road from East to West, starting in Shanghai and ending in Lhasa. While these photographs offer a glimpse of China at a certain point in time, with the absurdities and peculiarities of a nation amidst great change, through them we see the artist’s desire to find beauty among chaos, both in the landscape and its people.