Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi - Exhibition

Birds of a Feather

Gulf Photo Plus

14 Mar 201630 Apr 2016

Gulf Photo Plus presents an exhibition by Claire Rosen, “Birds of a Feather”.

Birds of a Feather is a portrait series of live birds ranging from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw. The birds are photographed against complementary vintage and historical reproduction wallpaper to encourage optical illusion and visual blending. The birds mirror the careful, self-conscious poses of humans in a comical and unexpected way. Posed, the birds anthropomorphize as we attribute human emotion and intent to their expressions.

Aviary collecting, display and a general fascination with the natural world, especially the exotic, came into fashion during the Victorian era in Europe. The Industrial Revolution created a disconnect from nature. A rise in colonization and exploration yielded an awareness of faraway places, amazing creatures and unfamiliar cultures. This series references that traditional desire to posses the beautiful and exotic but by removing it from it’s natural environment it is changed forever.

  • Birds of a Feather, 2012, Photography by Claire RosenBirds of a Feather, 2012, Photography by Claire Rosen
  • Peach Faced Love Bird, 2012, Photography by Claire RosenPeach Faced Love Bird, 2012, Photography by Claire Rosen
  • Rainbow Laurie, 2012, Photography by Claire RosenRainbow Laurie, 2012, Photography by Claire Rosen

Related Artists

Claire Rosen

Special Events

Destination: Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi
Where: Gulf Photo Plus
Type: Opening
Admission: Free
Destination: Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi
Where: Gulf Photo Plus
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Free

Guided tour with Claire Rosen

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, sat, sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
fri

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Somji Mohamed


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