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Photo Exhibit Displays Guitars as Art

Can you not possibly get enough guitar? Neither can photographer Ralph Gibson and guitarist Andy Summers (pictured), who’ve come together to create “Light Strings: Impressions of the Guitar,” an exhibit touring the Hermes galleries of New York, Los Angeles, and Paris this fall.

The show focuses on the way in which the guitar’s design mirrors the human form, highlighting the instruments often overlooked and underrated artistic visual qualities. Andy Summers contributes text to accompany the photographs both at the galleries and in print-Chronicle Books will publish a folio in conjunction with the exhibit’s gallery appearances. The shows and book boast 25 previously unreleased Ralph Gibson photographs. Additional material unavailable for viewing in New York, Los Angeles, and the folio will be on display at the Hermes Gallery in Paris.

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