In our latest Country Issue#90 we feature a whole band of horses; we met a string of them on our Midlands roadtrip, we take you inside the ranch home of Ellen DeGeneres where you meet Portia’s beloved horse (p.68) AND we introduce you to all the pretty horses on an Arabian Horse farm in Uruguay (p.88).
Safe to say, we’re fond of these statuesque creatures and we’re completely enamored with Andrew McGibbon’s crystal clear photographs of them on show at the KZNSA Gallery until 21 July.
‘All The Wild Horses’ is a tribute to the beast that has made much of what we call life possible. The images are unique and have a style to them reminiscent of the portraiture of the rich and famous. The artist has attempted, and succeeded, to show a sense of personality and emotion; sadness in some cases and pride in others.
Painstakingly lit, this body of work is about the horse itself to which we all feel a connection, whether it’s obvious or deep down in our collective subconscious. There is a sense of awe that this beast inspires in each and every one of us.
For thousands of years the horse has been mankind’s closest ally.
The horse made travel and development possible.
We tethered, weighted and reined them.
We captured, stabled and trained them.
Ever willing, the horse was the magnificent tool of man’s ingenuity.
The Horse is a beast of legend, taking on its own character, personality, emotion and mythology.
However, with the advent of the steam engine the horse was made obsolete, and now they are resigned to the realm of shows and races, a world of equestrian sport, a mere shadow of the beast’s former glory.
Exhibition opens at 6pm in the Mezzanine Gallery on 2 July
166 Bulwer Road