‘The true subjects of the photographs are… invisible, yet contained within the photographs’

Morning time in the city for most begins with some almighty traffic, cussing over how you late you are and listening to mindless pop tunes on the radio. For self-taught photographer David Lurie, his days begin a little differently with his recording of urban structures before the city has awoken.


Lurie’s latest exhibition entitled Morning After Dark showcases a series of landscapes unearthing informal and formal parts of Cape Town.  Viewers will notice that most of his photographs are empty containing no movement or a protagonist.  According to Lurie this is deliberate as he chooses to ‘record what is seen, what is shown invokes what or who is not shown’.


Known for his obsessive attention to detail, Lurie’s photography portrays seemingly mundane objects as fascinating components of the cityscape in an unflinching and personal manner.

Photography David Lurie

Where Sasol Art Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
When Wednesday 5 August – Saturday 31 October 2015, Monday 10am – 4 : 30 pm, Tuesday- Saturday 9am – 4 : 30 pm
Closed on:  30 August, 06 September, 13 September, 20 September, 27 September, 4 October, 11 October, 18 October, 25 October
Cost Free
Contact +27 21 808 3691, [email protected]

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