What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 26, 2013: See the photography exhibit “Bryan Adams: Exposed” at Oklahoma Contemporary
Today’s featured event:
Check out the opening reception of the new photography exhibition “Bryan Adams: Exposed” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, formerly City Arts Center, State Fair Park, 3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Admission is free. The exhibit will be on view through May 17.
Exhibit includes a mix of color and black-and-white images by the Grammy-winning
singer/songwriter known for hits like “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Cuts Like a Knife” and “Summer of ’69.”
About a dozen years ago, the Canadian rock star took up a camera with an eye toward shooting his own album covers and ended up with a second career making his own images as a professional photographer.
“Bryan Adams: Exposed” features 40 of Adams’ photos of famous faces from around the world, including the late Amy Winehouse, Victoria Beckham, Mick Jagger, Lindsay Lohan, P!nk, Mickey Rourke, Sir Ben Kingsley and Queen Elizabeth II.
“If you were to catagorise me, I suppose I’m a portrait photographer that dabbles in fashion,” Adams told me in an email sent from his home near London, where his partner, Alicia Grimaldi, recently gave birth to their second daughter, Lula Rosylea.
“I always let people be themselves. Sometimes I have a set which can be useful to play with, or an interesting location, but the best photos I think are the simplest ones.”
To read more of my interview with Adams, click here.
For more information, call 951-0000 or go to www.oklahomacontemporary.org.
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