Urban Parallels | Paralelos Urbanos
Urban Parallels, is a type of visual conversation. As brothers, artists and researchers living on opposite sides of the world, Xavier and Reo Meade both find themselves drawn to urban graffiti and poster art as they travel. Urban Parallels brings together photographic images taken by each of them over 5 continents, highlighting their continued connection.
One photograph presented, the archive rummaged, one placed in response. This back and forward that occurs creates links and connections between the giver and receiver. As a viewer to the resulting pairs, connections are made bouncing between countries and continents, and referring us back to our own experiences and memories. We are reminded of the political and socially conscious potential of these images and the need for a public space to be heard.