"What a perfect thesis: take album titles and reimagine them," says photographer/artist R Kelly Clipperton of his new photography show, Top 30
No influence from the original album artwork, the band or the music: just let the title feed me ideas."
Duran Duran's Rio
, under Clipperton's lens, becomes a concoction of sun, sand, sweat and sex. Version 2.0
by Garbage mutates into a woman, post-plastic surgery, soaking in her fancy new visage. Katy Perry’s One of the Boys
is a more ballsy take on Perry's notion; Hotel California
by the Eagles is a filthy ode to LA’s casting couch environment; and AC/DC's Highway to Hell
(below) becomes a twisted, naked ride to remember.
R Kelly Clipperton's Top 30
Thurs, April 28 – Sun, May 22
Opening reception is April 28, 6-9pm
Pentimento Fine Art Gallery, 1164 Queen St E