Meh. And other Contemporary Cultural Observations.

Hot on the heels of design-meets-dining exhibition Hysteria, Apostrophe’s Soho café branch is launching an exhibition this month of work by Julian Hanford.

The Irresistible Wave
The Irresistible Wave

Hot on the heels of design-meets-dining exhibition Hysteria, Apostrophe’s Soho café branch is launching an exhibition this month of work by Julian Hanford.

California Fuschia
California Fuschia

Hanford is a former creative director and commercials film director, who worked in advertising until 2007. He worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as senior art director during the early 1990s, but now chooses to focus on photography and fine art.

The Pursuit Of Happiness
The Pursuit Of Happiness

The show, called, despondently, Meh. And other Contemporary Cultural Observations, will exhibit a number of his photographs alongside more conceptual pieces.

We've Got To Get Out Of This Place
We’ve Got To Get Out Of This Place

‘The main body of work explores Hanford’s fascination with anthropology, the human condition and the perception of our relationship with the universe’, says Apostrophe.

‘The pieces are consciously thought-provoking and ironically humorous.’

Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees
Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees

Many of his photographs seem to take the photographers surroundings as their subject, giving a sense of immediacy shown in this charming fly snapshot, cheerily titled Please Don’t Let Me Die alone:

Please Don't Let Me Die Alone
Please Don’t Let Me Die Alone

Hanford takes a rather Orwellian standpoint in Freedom is a State of Mind:

Freedom Is A State Of Mind
Freedom Is A State Of Mind

While looking more to the Surrealists in this Magritte-esque image, The Dream of J. Bruce-Ismay:

The Dream of J. Bruce-Ismay
The Dream of J. Bruce-Ismay

Meh. And other Contemporary Cultural Observations opens on 17 March at Apostrophe Brewer Street, 26 Brewer Street, London, W1F

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