Serpentine Gallery

18 Oct 1986 to 23 Nov 1986

Roger Palmer: Precious Metals

Precious Metals was composed of ten triptychs by Roger Palmer that focussed on one settlement in Cape Province, South Africa.

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This exhibition of ten triptychs by Roger Palmer studied the landscape of Cape Province, capturing its climate, history and civilisations past and present with an almost anthropological zeal.

Created following a month spent in Cape Province in 1985, each triptych consisted of two black-and-white photographs flanking a central panel of hand-written and printed words.  

The exhibition and body of work was accompanied by a publication published by Cambridge Darkroom, featuring an interview with Pavel Büchler.





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