William Eggleston: 21st Century - Exhibitions at the Victoria Miro Gallery
From the introduction, "21st Century presents new photographs with increasingly abstracted compositions. Many have collage-like elements - a wreath-toting Santa Claus on a windowpane, close-ups of patterned rolls of vinyl - further manipulating the traditional understanding of "straight" photography. Through abstraction, Eggleston links his photographic work to his work in other mediums. In fact, his concern for a contained pictorial statement, as opposed to a documentary reflection of the world, more closely aligns him to a painter's artistic practice. His continued artistic exploration - in drawing and photography - informs an oeuvre rich with emotional sensitivity."