This new exhibition at John McAslan + Partners features a series of photographs by Michael Collins, whose cityscapes are produced by a combination of the most fundamental of photographic practices together with the technological possibilities afforded by digital scanning and printing.
The pictures reveal the cities’ topography and layers of history, unfolding in a giant palimpsest of urban settlement. The unique characteristics of London, with its jumble of historical strata, are revealed in stark contrast to the more modern creation that is New York.
Michael Collins’ cityscapes were previously exhibited in 2009 at City Hall, London and the Janet Borden Gallery, New York. Other recent exhibitions include Record Pictures at JAGR, Philadelphia 2010, Battersea Power Station at RIBA in 2009, 'The London Brick Company' at Stewartby, 'Landscape and Industry' in Stoke-on-Trent, 'Factories' in Birmingham, and the redevelopment of St Pancras. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the British Library, the King’s Fund and the V&A.
Cityscapes of London and New York will be officially opened by Ricky Burdett, Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism, London School of Economics and Political Science on 3rd June 2010 at 6pm.