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John Stezaker: Blind   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
John Stezaker at The Approach February 15th, 2013 - March 17th, 2013
Posted 3/12/13

Associating John Stezaker's work with the movies feels like an obvious fit; his aesthetic, in general, is one of another era of high cinematic splendor – a silver-screen photofit populace, cut-up from Hayworth's hair, and Cary Grant's jawline. The famously-symmetrical are typically used for slashed-up perversions of every golden rule about beauty; all myth about ideal proportion. Even the landscape postcards – the canyons, the rivulets and the mountains – which Stezaker uses are somehow anachronistic i... [more]

An Archive of the Missing   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Hajra Waheed at EXPERIMENTER January 18th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013
Posted 2/15/13

The metaphor for ‘images’ as mentally stored visual representations – the metaphorics of actual pictures carried around in our heads – appear to be most truly illustrated by photographic pictures carried around in our pockets. ~ Ansel Haverkamp A friend of the artist Hajra Waheed once handed her a set of postcards that had been taken by his grandfather capturing his various travels. These were mere photographs, not ‘postcards’ in the sense of a souvenir. Waheed’s fascination for all things fad... [more]

The Man Who Would Be King   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
John Stezaker at The Approach January 29th, 2010 - March 7th, 2010
Posted 2/28/10

Sometimes repetition isn’t just repetition, it is the most emphatic form of insistence and John Stezaker has something very important to insist upon. His show at The Approach is the latest offering in a set of works which span over a quarter of a century. This body of collage works, which seem to have their roots in his “Masks” series, are superbly simple collages of postcards and found images which have an authority and quietness all of their own. One occasionally comes across artists who “ow... [more]

Fecal Face Dot Drug Bust   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Paul Urich at Fecal Face Dot Gallery January 8th, 2009 - February 15th, 2009
Posted 1/12/09

        I went to Fecal Face with D.U.I. on my mind, and the criminal ante was instantly upped by the spectacle outside. (An open door and a glass wall tell all.) Of course, FF staff narrated the entire thing, starting with the Celica pulled over on Gough Street, the suspect’s mouth searched, the copious bags of drugs and cash hoisted from the vehicle, and the German shepherd invited in to play—you know how dogs love cars. Excuse me; I’m trying to focus here! Of course, I can’t fault the fa... [more]

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