Destination / In Residence

George Byrne: New Order, NY

A patch of iridescent green grass framed by a pastel pink wall, the vast southern Californian sky intercepted by coloured concrete forms and skyward palms, a sun-bleached discount sign on a sun-bleached wall: this is George Byrne’s Los Angeles; a city of clean lines and vibrant hues, of minimal shapes and soft, golden light. The L.A.-based, Australian photographer finds splendour in the everyday, injecting even the most unremarkable urbanscapes with vitality and charm. “For the NEW ORDER series, I was looking 
to take this idea of reclassifying ordinary urban spaces and distil it further by focusing more on
the colours and surfaces themselves,” says Byrne of his first solo exhibition on display at Olsen Gruin Gallery, New York, through October 9.

Read our interview with Byrne in our new issue, This Must Be The Place, on newsstands now.