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Franklyn Rodgers: Devotion - Exhibition Opening

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Join us at the launch event for our new exhibtion by Franklyn Rodgers, Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta.

Photographer Franklyn Rodgers pays homage to a figure sacred in his life: his mother, Loretta.

*Free event, RSVP at https://bit.ly/2JhQ7K1. The exhibition is also open to the public from 27 April to 7 July*

Over several years, Rodgers photographed Loretta and the circle of friends important to her. The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of these close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. His visual care for such deeply personal subjects is evident in the exquisite and refined grandeur of these portraits, the result of a methodology built on intimacy and trust.

Rodgers’ photographs investigate what it means to look into the human face. He drew inspiration from work of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, who claimed that our individual obligations and morality are found in the recognition of the suffering and mortality of others. Identity becomes both a departure and return to the self.

This exhibition is an act of devotion to his mother and the intimate familial moments of love, care, tenderness and affection in these relationships. Loretta and the devoted network around her are a testament to the case for greater safekeeping and care across the human condition.

Directions and gallery hours at: www.autograph-abp.co.uk/exhibitions/devotion-a-portrait-of-loretta

About our openings

Our exhibition openings are very popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP beforehand to help manage numbers.

The opening is is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time. There may be a queue to enter the building or gallery during busy openings. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and the artwork. The queue often moves quickly, and we appreciate your patience.

To protect the artworks, food and drink are not allowed in the galleries during the opening. Visitors with large bags will be asked to leave them in the free cloakroom before entering the gallery spaces.

Curated by Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai at Autograph ABP

This exhibition is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by Metro Imaging and Fujifilm.

Autograph ABP is fully accessible.