Flaming Lens

J. Michelle Martin-Coyne must be the most frequently inspired photographer around. When you're living with a guy like Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, how could you not be? Let's run down a short list of potential subjects at your average Flaming Lips show: Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins rocking out in headless bunny suits, topless dancers with spotlights, more people in bunny suits, a sweaty audience awash in confetti and giant balloons, Wayne Coyne covered in fake blood and singing into a megaphone—somewhere in there lurks the making of a fabulous photograph. I Was an Inflatable Sun, Martin-Coyne's new photography exhibit, consists of many such images, along with various behind-the-scenes photos from the band's extensive travels. And in case you were wondering, she's not lying about the inflatable sun thing—she donned one in front of 50,000 screaming fans at England's Glastonbury Festival in 2002, and she's got the photos to prove it. I Was an Inflatable Sun runs Friday through July 22 at the Conduit Gallery, 1626-C Hi Line Drive. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 214-939-0064 or visit conduitgallery.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: June 23. Continues through July 22
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Noah W. Bailey
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