Friday, August 6, 2010

'de MéXICO' at China Heights... Sydney!

A geographically confusing blog title I know.

Well who would have thought you would be able to attend two photographic exhibitions of Mexican 'landscape' photography in Sydney in one week! I certainly would not have thought it very likely. In fact I think its about as unlikely as turning up to a show at the very edgy indi China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills sans necktie only to find out that in this world of skinny jeans and tee-shirts as the shirt De rigueur the well dressed and cravatted male has made his return to youth culture. Its also nice to see hats and caps making a return, even that grey knit beannie is kind of dressed up with the addition of the lovely velvet jacket.

No doubt you can imagine my surprise (yes I say that all the time but I am easily surprised) when my new best friend in his red cap identified my hat as an Open Road, "and its a Stetson right". Completely right! Well he does work at the Strand Hatters as it turns out so there you go. Of course mine came from Gowings RIP sometime in the mid to late 80s but he knew that too. Apparently you can still get my hat by special order, same same including the narrow ribbon, not that wide ribbon that personally I find a little vulgar on most hats. Well worth keeping in mind for the next time I get too-drunk and sentimental and give my hat away to a friend...

Its so nice to see some young men dressed so nicely yet still retaining that artsy look. Even our artist Lance was wearing a tie, just as I did at my opening a couple of months ago. Men dressing with style is clearly back.



Red Tie, Cap, China Heights

Black Fedora, Jacket and Tie, China Heights

Beanie and Velvet Jacket, China Heights

Blue Dress Red Coat, China Heights

Lance, China Heights
The Artist, Lance Richardson.

Shoes, China Heights
Some shoes!

Thanks to Grolsch for the beer, yum!

'de MéXICO' Photographs by Lance Richardson

OPENS FRI 6-9PM, AUGUST 6
CONT'D DAILY 12-5PM, UNTIL AUGUST 8
CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY
LEVEL 3, 16-28 FOSTER ST, SURRY HILLS
www.chinaheights.com
www.freelancerichardson.com

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