The Lives We Could Have Led
New Exhibit at TAG Gallery
November 1 - November 26, 2011
Carol Kleinman, Michael Knight, Cheryl Medow
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 5-8 PM
Artist Panel: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 2-3 PM
Reflections of Hawaii, Carol Kleinman
Upon first glance, Carol Kleinman's works might seem like photoshopped composite images. However, Kleinman takes a single picture of a single reflection, floating in the complexity of simplicity. Kleinman's images engage a careful kind of seeing, where unlike things interact and overlap in images simultaneously possible and impossible. Though they are real images without technological intervention, they only exist in reflections, and thus are in a way unreal. Kleinman invites viewers to join her in floating between exotic placeless places, somewhere between home base and utopian escape. Here Kleinman explores Hawaii, her origin and oasis, and a place where dreams fade in and out of reality with its surreal beauty and maternal warmth.
As the Crow Flies, Michael Knight
Moving from here to there, people and populations travel and disperse for myriad reasons, occasionally or with regularity, legally or illegally, willing or under duress. Cultural patterns are reinforced or shifted by these journeys that range from daily commuting to the activity of nomads. Reflecting on this enduring human activity in his new show, As the Crow Flies, artist Michael Knight continues a multifaceted metaphorical exploration of the complexities of human migration. In this series of limited edition digiglyphs on canvas, Knight combines layered images of maps, hand drawn crows in migratory flight and calligraphic tracings that record growth, time and change. These images combine the uniqueness of a monoprint with the sophistication of the digital world, exposing our own, uncertain times. In Knight’s transitory world, nothing is taken for granted, and nothing remains the same.
Wildest Dreams, Cheryl Medow
In her upcoming exhibition Wildest Dreams, Cheryl Medow infuses her hyper-realistic images of wildlife with an acute, visceral energy. From the jungles of Africa to the marshy thickets of the Malibu Lagoon, Medow seeks the textures of the landscape and its diverse creatures, saturating them with layers of color and imagery. With every image we become attuned to the contours of the environment and the creatures within her magical dioramas.
Medow is filled with a sense of belonging whether she is photographing nature in a nearby lagoon or in a far distant land. Join Cheryl Medow in the journey through her wildest dreams.