Neil Young has a song called "Country Home" about a city boy who goes home to the country. Every time the photographer Peter Sutherland goes home, he takes pictures of what was always around when he was growing up. Now, his new citified perspective allows him to notice things in a new light. What seems normal to people in Colorado Springs, through Sutherland's lens, looks not-so-normal to the rest of us city folks.
Perks & Mini (PAM), a creative force out of Melbourne, has just published "Coming Home," a collection of images that Peter took of the town and countryside where he grew up and where his Mom still lives. Sutherland met the PAM people when they showed the artwork from Peter's first book, "Autograf," where he documented NY graffiti artists, at their Melbourne gallery.
Images from "Coming Home" will be exhibited at The Reed Space, one of the Lower East Side's art, retail, and design compounds. The opening reception is this Thursday, 6 April 2006, from 8-10pm and the show runs through 27 April 2006.