Exhibition Rabley Gallery (East)
6–9 April 2022
Open 11- 4pm
Invited photographer Michael Potter will be exhibiting photographs from his series ‘Wrangler’.
In the artist’s words, “The Wrangler series is my tribute to the lifestyle and culture of the American cowboy. The horse’s body and quiet strength. The skill, speed and sheer spectacle of human and animal working in complete synchronicity, familiarity and pace. The spur and bit’s hard steel. The denim, heavy cotton shirts and the iconic hat. The saddles, gloves and texture of waxed and worked leather that epitomises the era’s still fashionable style.”
20% from all sales from this exhibition will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee with the support of Michael Potter and Rabley Gallery.
All viewings are currently by appointment, please contact the gallery to arrange a date and time to visit.
Tel: +44 (0)1672 511999
Image: Michael Potter, The Chase, Giclee fine art print, Hahnemühle Photo Rag smooth, 308 gsm, 70 x 180cm, Edition 25 and 2 APs.
Michael Potter – The Team
Edition size: 12 and 2 APs. Giclee fine art print by Genesis-Imaging on behalf of Atelier Editions – embossed, signed and numbered by the artist with a separate stamped certificate of authenticity. Paper: Hahnemühle Photo Rag smooth – 308 gsm
“This energetic and busy composition was to illustrate the pace and chaos of how two wranglers pursue one steer. One has to rope both horns and one the rear hooves. Focusing the camera on which wrangler has to be decided beforehand as the end result has to be achieved in the same few seconds. The result is therefore trial and error until the required image presents itself to the lens. Technically this shot is on a small f stop to allow the front wrangler to be out of focus and the rear one to be as sharp as possible. Combined with a slow shutter speed allows for the blurring of the background and for the dust to be like smoke between the horses’ legs. If you look closely at the printed image you will see a mass of detritus swirling around them, which is why they wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.”
Rabley Drawing Centre
Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 2LW
T +44 (0)1672 511999
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