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Melbourne-based photographer Kate Ballis’ US debut on view at Garis & Hahn

Garis & Hahn is presenting Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism marking Melbourne-based photographer Kate Ballis’ US debut and her first solo show with the gallery. The exhibition will open on July 22 and remain on view through August 25, 2018. On Sunday, July 22 the gallery will be open special hours, 12 to 8 PM, in conjunction with the Industrial Street Block Party, with an exhibition walkthrough with Kate Ballis at 3 PM. Inspired by Richard Mosse’s groundbreaking infrared documentary series, Ballis’ Infra Realism series features 13 large scale powerfully seductive photographs that transform everyday southern California archetypes–modernist architecture, pools, vintage cars and desert scenes–into otherworldly candy-colored dreamscapes. Shot with a specially converted full-spectrum mirrorless camera using various infrared filters, the artist

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano’s career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make. Still in his mid-20s, the Brooklyn-born singer and multi-instrumentalist driven by the sensibilities of old-school R&B was tapped as Lenny Kravitz’s opening act on a tour of Europe and Drake sampled him on one of the hip-hop superstar’s number-one albums. Instead, Garzon-Montano, a perfectionist who struggles to determine when his music is good enough for release, was crushed inside. “I felt like he had just mopped the European floor with me,” Garzon-Montano said of Kravitz. “I just felt like I was going along for this shaming ride almost.” Acknowledging that playing as an opening act is a rite of passage, Garzon-Montano said he nonetheless felt ignored, his set on less than half the volume of Kravitz’s